Task# Using Operations and Parentheses

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is to give students a chance to work creatively with three of the four fundamental arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, and multiplication). It is well suited for helping students develop fluency with addition, subtraction, and multiplication of single digit numbers. Students working on this task can improve their fluency with addition, subtraction, and multiplication while also gaining practice in carefully writing down the order of operations by using parentheses.