What is the first step in solving a math problem?
Order of operations is the set of rules that tells you the correct sequence to solve a math problem. The order of operations consists of 3 sets of symbols and they are Parentheses, Exponents, and Multiplication/Division followed by Addition/Subtraction. The acronym PEMDAS stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction and is used to help remember the order of operations.
Work together in pairs: What is the correct order of operations when solving the equation 3 + 4 × 2?
If you have an equation that says 3 + 4 x 2, what operation should you do first and why?
Work together in pairs: What is the acronym PEMDAS used to help you remember the order of operations?
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What is the first step in the order of operations?
What is the second step in the order of operations?
What operation comes after multiplication and division in the order of operations?
- Subtraction and Addition
- Addition and Subtraction
What does 'PEMDAS' stand for?
- Parallelogram, Equilateral Triangle, Median, Diameter And Square
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- Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction
Which mathematical rule says that you should perform multiplication or division before addition or subtraction when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order?
- None of these
- BODMAS Rule
- FOIL Rule
- GEMA Rule