5th Grade Order of Operations and Equations – TEKS

Explore – Find Mistakes – Write Equations – Solve Problems

$125.00/Campus for the book

Google Slides Add-on: $75/campus for digital activity add-on with purchase of book

Discount available for district-wide purchases


Digital Activity Digital Activity - Spanish

  • Understand the order of operations and how the order connects to problem solving
  • Use the order of operations and write it right
  • Correct common order of operations mistakes
  • Write equations in words and symbols, then solve the problem
  • Write word problems to match equations

Available in English and Spanish


TeachTransform’s 5th Grade Order of Operations and Equations is all about connections. Students learn to standardize the way they solve problems using order of operations. They also dissect problems to figure out the equation needed to solve a problem.  Activities include major scaffolding so algebraic reasoning becomes accessible to all students, not just the ones who are already reasoning abstractly. 

Centers, interactive activities, and interesting contexts keep students engaged and develop problem solving grit. For example, students write problems to match equations. Then while exploring problems that match, they also explore the best wrong answer. 

5th Grade Order of Operations and Equations includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of algebraic reasoning.

Each activity includes:

  • TEKS
  • Setting Up for Instruction
  • How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
  • Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
  • Answer Key
  • Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
  • Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies

Digital Activities

Activities are available as Google Slides for an add-on purchase to be used in whole class demonstrations, as small group work, or for remote learning. We have these  three images – spread horizontally. 

Tutoring & Intervention

5th Grade Order of Operations and Equations activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 5th grade. Use 4th Grade Algebraic Reasoning with 5th graders who need more scaffolding to write equations. (These Grade 4 activities work well for this: Mixed Measures or Eric Steps Up.)

Instructional Alignment from Grades 3–8

Not only is the content aligned among the grades, but the instructional strategies are too. For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.

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