March 3, 2023

# Pumpkin Order of Operations Puzzle

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Do you have a middle schooler who’s working on order of operations? This adorable pumpkin math is a great way to sneak in some practice with a hands-on Order of Operations activity for fall. This pumpkin activity is perfect for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students. Simply print the pumpkin printables with order of operations puzzles for a chance to practice important skills with a fall math game.

## Pumpkin Math

We love ways to make learning fun for kids of all ages! But, let’s be honest, it is harder to come up with creative ideas for older students. Your grade 5, grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8 students will have fun practicing math with these super cute, free printable order of operations puzzle pack perfect for October and November. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this hands on math game for middle school students. Use in a math center in your classroom, extra practice as you learn at home, or fun review as a supplement to your math curriculum.

## Pumpkin Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pumpkin worksheets pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

## What is order of operations?

The order of operations is a set of guidelines created to ensure that all math calculations are solved the same way.

For example, say you are given the expression: 3 x 5 + 9 x 2.

If I solve it strictly from left to right (multiply 3 and 5, then add 9, then multiply by 2), I would get a solution of 48.  But if you solve by multiplying 3 x 5 and 9 x 2 first, and then add, you would get a solution of 33. So which answer is correct?

Well, thanks to a standard known as order of operations, the correct solution is 33. This ensures that everyone follows the same order when solving problems, and solutions remain consistent.

## Order of operations puzzles

Simply scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the text link that says >> ____ << under the terms of use. The pdf file will open for you to save and print the template for the free math game. I suggest printing on cardstock and laminating for durability as everyone is going to want to try this math activity.
These super cute  Order of Operations Puzzles are such a fun way for kids to practice order of operations. This is great for math practice and fluency with older elementary and middle school kids. This set includes 18 pumpkin puzzles to practice calculating expressions using the order of operations.

## Pumpkin Activites

#### So in case you are unfamiliar, the order of operations is as follows:

• Parentheses and brackets (start by solving everything inside parentheses first)
• Exponents (solve all exponents)
• Multiplication and division (solve all multiplication and division from left to right)
• Addition and subtraction (solve all addition and subtraction from left to right)

## Fall Math

To use this free Order of  Operations Games simply cut each pumpkin math puzzle into two pieces, and the puzzles are ready to go!

To play this 6th grade math game, students simply calculate the value of the expression given on the top of each pumpkin. To do this, they must correctly follow order of operations. Find the bottom pumpkin piece that has the correct solution. Easy!

## Halloween Math

These expressions were designed with fairly simple numbers so that kids can put their mental math skills to work as well.  Solving these calculations mentally is a great workout for the brain. Plus, it will help kids practice and increase their fact fluency.

I hope your kids will have fun practicing math skills in a unique way with these fun, Fall puzzles!

## Pumpkin Activities

Looking for more fun pumpkin activity and craft ideas to try this autumn? Check out these fun ideas:

## Pumpkin Activity for Kids

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## Order of Operations Pumpkin Puzzles

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