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Order of Operations Tutorial

Order of Operations Tutorial

Author: Edith Ramirez

Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.C Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations)

Learning Goals/Objectives: Once students review all material within this tutorial, students will be able to put in use the order of operation. They will understand what PEMDAS stands for and also have a better understanding of this concept within their math problems and also understand what the order of operation always is and the rules involved within.  

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In order to gain comprehension of the stated learning goals/objectives, please be sure to view the following content to enhance your understanding of the order of operations and PEMDAS!


This video will be used to introduce what the order of operations are and what PEMDAS stands for.

Examples about order of operations

This slideshow will be used to help understand and enhance more in-depth PEMDAS with visuals and example problems.


PEMDAS song with a short lesson

This video will involve another order of operations song involving PEMDAS and also give explain a short lesson going over some mathematical problems requiring the orders of operations.

Click on the hyperlink to learn more about PEMDAS!

Extra Practice (Big Question)

This worksheet attached here, should be completed by you offline. In order to be sure everyone did it, you could copy down these problems onto a separate piece of paper and go through and do the problems. This worksheet assignment is worth 20 points so please be sure to show your work and try your best to complete it by our next class day.