Usually, the calculator gives you the answer to an equation. However, this calculator is broken!
Your job is to come up with five equations that all equal the target number. You can use multiplication, division, addition, or subtraction! You’ll earn points for each new equation that you create. You can use simple operations or write in equations with multiple addends and subtrahends. It’s up to you!
This free online math game helps students work through many skills. It builds fluency in operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Plus, children must use flexible thinking and a problem-solving attitude to successfully complete the task.
Project the broken calculator to use it with the whole class or have students work with it in small groups or individually. Consider offering students scrap paper or a math journal so that they can work through their equations. Or, use manipulatives like base ten blocks so that students can model possible equations.
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