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Order of Operations Math Maze

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

Evaluate numerical expressions using the order of operations with this math maze!

Order of Operations Worksheet

Are you looking for a unique way for your students to practice evaluating numerical expressions? Teach Starter has developed a resource that is ready for you to use with your students in your math class today! Math mazes are fun for students to practice computational skills without the standard “worksheet” approach.

With this worksheet, students will find their way through a maze by solving a variety of numerical expressions. Students should have an understanding of using PEMDAS or GEMDAS when solving expressions with more than one operation. The problems in this math maze include those with exponents and parentheses. 

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a challenge, have students create an additional numerical expression that matches each answer.

For students who need extra support, provide a visual reminder of the steps in solving numerical expressions.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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This resource was created by Madison Evans, a teacher in North Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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