ORDER OF OPERATIONS
These Order of Operations worksheets are the best for children who need to solve mathematical expressions which involves more than one fundamental arithmetic operation. You can also call it PEDMAS worksheets. Thus order of operations are just a set of rules that tell you the order in which math operation (Addition/ Subtraction/ Multiplication/ Division) should be done.
Let us learn to solve arithmetic expressions
Let us consider the expression 10- 2 x 3.
If we subtract first 10 - 2 x 3 = 8 x 3 = 24
If we multiply first 10- 2 x 3 = 10- 6 = 4
We are getting two different answers. Hence, to avoid confusions and always arrive the correct answer, we follow a definite order to evaluate an expression.
The rules to follow when you evaluate an arithmetic expression.
1. Do operations in Parentheses first
3. Multiplication/ Division (Go from left to right, do whichever operation comes first)
4. Addition/ Subtraction (Go from left to right, do whichever operation comes first)
Parentheses→Exponents→Division→Multiplication→Addition→Subtraction. Form an acronym, PEDMAS rule of Operations.
A few arithmetic expressions have been evaluated step- by- step using PEDMAS for easy understanding. Have a look before you download our free worksheets for practice.