- iPod touch
5 Dice: Order of Operations Game is a math app intended for upper elementary and middle-school students. It helps you practice and understand order of operations. Instead of having to solve an equation, though, you are given a number and have to work backwards in order to get to that number.
To play the game, you can set yourself up as a player. If you need instructions, they are available and you can read those first. Then, you can get started playing. You can either play by yourself or choose the multiplayer mode, which allows up to five players to compete against each other. Then you can choose either the simplest order of operations, with addition and subtraction, or the most advanced, which involves complex combinations of many operations.
This app can be a fun way for your students to practice their order of operations, either at home or in the classroom. The game encourages your students to use their higher order thinking skills in order to figure out how to arrive at the correct answer.
One of the helpful features of this app is that it has a built-in reporting feature that informs you how the student is doing and how much time they spend playing the game. The game also comes with printable game sheets, which are available from the website, and it has a whiteboard feature that allows students to work out problems.