5 Dice: Order of Operations Game


A math game intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing their order of operations. The game encourages students to use higher order thinking to solve the “target” number by working backwards given the answer but not the equation. The best feature about this simple math game is that teachers are able to receive immediate feedback of their students’ progress through email.

Key Features:

  • Higher order thinking game (not a drill and kill game)
  • Progress reports can be sent to the teacher (making formative assessment easy)
  • A whiteboard build into the game to make a way for students to work out problems
  • Easy to extend beyond the one player game to a classroom setting
  • Comes with printable game sheets, making preparation for lessons simple

Are you the best shot? Can you solve problems involving multiple steps and multiple operations? A fun interactive game to help middle school students master and understand how order of operations in math work.

This math game is made for students at different age groups and skill levels. For example an elementary student could use simple addition and subtraction to achieve the target where as a middle school student could perform complex combinations of many operations to reach the target.

Math Games and Assessment

This area is one of my passions, and I think one of the least explored and emphasized area in education. One of my biggest goals with these math apps is to create and figure out a way to implement formative assessment strategies into math games so teachers can have a better understanding of how their students are doing. This game has a built in reporting feature that informs the teacher how the student is doing and how much time they spend playing the game.


Plan Price Details
5 Dice: Order of Operations Game Free This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.


January 31, 2013

A excellent iOS app for learning the “Order of Operations” for Math.