Evaluating Expressions Digital Pixel Art | Order of Operations, PEMDAS


Engage your students with these self checking pixel art activities to use order of operations to evaluate numerical expressions. It includes two level of difficulty (two separate pixel art google sheets), level 1 without exponents and level 2 with exponents. Both pixel art activities result in positive integer solutions only. It's great as sub plan, review lesson, or independent practice!

Why you'll love this

Each activity is a self-checking Google Sheet, themed after winter and Christmas. The image is versatile, so it can really be used at any time in the school year. Students practice a series of PEMDAS problems, and get immediate feedback as they go. Correct answers turn green and incorrect answers stay red. As students type in correct answers, a mystery picture appears. The Google Sheets are all self checking & digital, so it can easily be assigned through Google Classroom or any online learning platform.

A printable PDF version of the questions has been added so students can solve the problems and show their work on paper prior to entering the answers on the pixel art google sheets. (This part of the activity is optional, some teachers may choose to use the pixel art google sheet directly without this PDF).

There's no prep required. This is great for virtual or in person learning!

What’s included?

There's 2 pixel art Google Sheets, with 24 order of operations problems total, along with an answer key and directions for reference:

  • Google Sheet #1: 12 problems evaluate numerical expressions without exponents

  • Google Sheet #2: 12 problems evaluate numerical expressions with exponents

  • Answer Key (PDF) & Instructions

  • *Optional* PDF of Question Sheets (students can show work on paper prior to typing on pixel art)

You can assign the Google Sheets separately or both at once depending on your preferences and skills that your students are working on.

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