Order of Operations Error Analysis | DIGITAL + Printable | Grades 5-7


Deepen understanding of order of operations with these engaging error analysis tasks!


Do you need some engaging and rich math tasks for your middle school students? Error analysis is a great way to review skills and deepen understanding. This set will challenge your kids to think about and practice using order of operations and provide rich math discussion.

Included in the Download:

  • Access link to 20 “Is It True?” tasks for Google Slides
  • Directions for accessing the slides + assigning tasks in Google Classroom
  • Convenient, half-page printable versions of the 20 tasks
  • Answer key for all 20 tasks

**Want to learn more? Click HERE to see a preview of what the different versions look like!**

Is It True? Error Analysis Format:

This product includes 20 individual tasks to practice order of operations. Each task includes space to decide (yes/no) whether or not it has been evaluated correctly and then space to provide a justification for their choice.

Interactive, Google Slide version

The first 10 tasks include steps worked out for students to see and consider, along with the solution.

The last 10 tasks only include a solution given, so students have to consider how it might have been evaluated and whether or not the solution is true.

Some tasks only include basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) and some also include parentheses and exponents.

Choose to assign tasks that fit your students grade and ability level.

A handful of the tasks are evaluated correctly, so that students don’t always assume it must be wrong and truly take time to analyze the problem.

In addition, a couple of the problems lend themselves to additional discussion, which is included in the teaching tips.

Convenient, half-page printable version

*NOTE: The digital and printable tasks are the same 20 tasks, just in different formats for your convenience.*

*Please Note: This product is intended for your personal use in the home or classroom only. You may not share, link to the file or digital slides, distribute, print for others or alter this product in any way. In addition, this product includes a downloadable pdf file, which can be printed, as well as a link to digital slides. No physical product will be mailed to you.*


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