ORDER OF OPERATIONS

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
2. Exponents
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.

  

With nested parentheses and exponents

With parentheses, brackets and braces

With parentheses, brackets, braces and exponents

With integers, parentheses and exponents

With integers, nested parentheses and exponents

With integers, parentheses, braces, brackets and exponents

Fractions and decimals with exponents

Fractions and decimals with parentheses

Fractions and decimals with exponents and parentheses

Fractions and decimals with nested parentheses

Fractions and decimals with exponents & nested parentheses

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