# Using Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols to Create Numerical Expressions

Skill:

Use order of operations including parentheses and other grouping symbols to simplify numerical expressions.

# Using Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols to Create Numerical Expressions

Discover how grouping symbols can change the value of an expression. Position parentheses in an expression to create the largest possible number.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

Which operation has the greatest effect on the result of the expression?

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### Open-ended question 2

How can the parentheses be used so an exponent has the greatest the effect?

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