Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Snapshot: 6 Order of Operations

Sixth grade grappled with why it is necessary to have a single answer when solving an expression. We discussed how mathematics is a form of communication and that if every "sentence" had different meanings, it would be very hard to communicate clearly and effectively. Hence, the importance of the order of operations. This foundation is helping us develop the "grammar rules" of how to create sentences and share our mathematical thoughts.