Simplify Expressions
5th Grade


Alabama Course of Study Standards:
1

Write, explain, and evaluate simple numerical expressions involving the four operations to solve up to
twostep problems. Include expressions involving parentheses, brackets, or braces, using commutative,
associative, and distributive properties. 
Arkansas Academic Standards:
5.OA.A.1

Use grouping symbols including parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols
Note: Expressions should not contain nested grouping symbols such as [4 + 2(10 + 3)] and they should be no more complex than the expressions one finds in an application of the associative or distributive property (e.g., (8 + 7) × 2 or {6 × 30} + {6 × 7}). 
Arizona  K12 Academic Standards:
5.OA.A.1

Use parentheses and brackets in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols (Order of Operations). 
Common Core State Standards:
Math.5.OA.1 or 5.OA.A.1

Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols. 
New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
5.OA.1

Apply the order of operations to evaluate numerical expressions. e.g., 
Ohio's Learning Standards:
5.OA.1

Use parentheses in numerical expressions, and evaluate
expressions with this symbol. Formal use of algebraic order of operations is not necessary. 
Tennessee Academic Standards:
5.OA.A.1

Use parentheses and/or brackets in numerical expressions and evaluate expressions having these symbols using the conventional order (Order of Operations). 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
CC.2.2.5.A.1

Interpret and evaluate numerical expressions using order of operations. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M05.BO.1.1.1

Use multiple grouping symbols (parentheses, brackets, or braces) in numerical expressions and evaluate expressions containing these symbols. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
5.NR.5.1

Write, interpret, and evaluate simple
numerical expressions involving
whole numbers with or without
grouping symbols to represent
actual situations.

