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Designed as a follow-up to the lesson plan titled Watch Out for Parenthesis 1, this activity asks young learners to write an equation for the calculation described with words rather than numbers and symbols. The treasure that 5th graders will discover is the concept of the flexibility of operations to be written in multiple ways with the same result. The real value of parenthesis is highlighted when students construct the equation. The solution page provides teachers with valuable examples for transitioning their class from looking for a single correct solution to accepting multiple correct answers.