This activity was inspired by the main misconception about the order of operations. My students, past and present have all struggled to understand that the rules are not to be completed (100% of the time) in the order of PEMDAS. I always stress the actual rule of left to right but it is a continual battle. So to provide and great big opportunity for my current kiddos I created a QR code activity.
In this activity they scan a start code that gives them a starting place. Instead of working the problem they are only saying “what’s next?” So their job is to go around the room looking for the next step. The message would then show them what the work should look like after that step is complete.
Great engaging activity and it caused some great questions and discussion.
This activity will soon be posted on TPT.