PEMDAS - Sixth Grade Math

In sixth grade math we are learning about expressions and equations. Students have been building skills such as combining like terms, evaluating expressions following PEMDAS, and solving basic equations. They are also immersing themselves in the language and conventions of algebra, focusing on how best to show work algebraically and how to carefully follow the order of operations. One of the ways that students get to practice what they are learning is by doing expressions and equations virtual escape rooms. Students work in small groups, whether in-person or remote, to evaluate and solve challenging expressions and equations. Correct answers unlock doors that allow participants to progress and eventually escape. Sixth graders get the opportunity to learn from one another and enjoy the camaraderie with classmates. They also get to feel a sense of satisfaction from using math skills to solve puzzles and make it out of these virtual escape rooms.