8.1a The student will simplify numerical expressions involving positive exponents, using rational numbers, order of operations, and properties of operations with real numbers;

Activity: Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by answering order of operations questions (addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, exponents, and parentheses). Parameters: time, difficulty level, types of questions. Order of Operations Four is one of the Interactivate assessment games.