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Order of Operations Color by Number Activity


Order of operations practice is more engaging when there’s color involved! Use this activity to help math students practice order of operations.

Order of operations practice is more engaging when there’s color! This set of easy-prep, paper and digital color by number activities is just what you need – the options make them great for in-person or distance learning. Students solve 20 (or 15) problems, self-check, AND color in this order of operations color by number! 

Students will immediately know whether or not they solved correctly – if their answer is incorrect, they won’t find it on the coloring sheet!

Problems require students to:

  • Use the order of operations to evaluate expressions. Some expressions have only operations, while others include parentheses, exponents, and operations

In this easy-prep resource, you’ll find:

1) Three different paper versions, A, B, and C:

  • Versions A and B have the same 20 problems, but in a different order on the page. The coloring pattern is different as well, so each version has its own problem page and coloring page.
  • Version C has 15 problems (different problems from A and B) and a less complex coloring sheet, with fewer areas to color.
  • There are two copies of each problem page – one that uses the x for multiplication and one that uses the dot (digital versions use the dot).

2) Two coloring page without numbers, for students to color in their own way

3) Links to 2 Google Slides versions, A and B:

  • These versions are the same problems as paper versions (one has 20 questions and one has 15).
  • The pattern for A is different than the print version. Version A has the same problems as paper A and B.
  • The pattern for C is pretty close to the paper version; problems are the same as paper C.
  • Instructions for digital versions

What teachers are saying about this resource:

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“This was the first item returned by students trying out my digital lessons! Easy to use and very colorful. It made me smile to see it in my Classwork Folder.”

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“My students really enjoyed this resource. It was really good for extending some of my students but also was enough for me to use to support my students who weren’t understanding the concept.“

For more order of operations practice, try Order of Operations Footloose

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