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What are the steps of the order of operations?
The acronym to remember the proper order is PEMDAS
Multiplication/Dividion from left to right
Addition/Subtraction from left to right
Why is it important that you follow the steps rather than solve the problem from left to right?
By following a rule we avoid misunderstanding of the problem
and assure that many people will arrive at the same answer.
Write an expression for your classmates to simplify using at least three of the following:
-Groupings (parenthesis, brackets, or braces)
-Multiplication or division
-Addition or subtraction
Problem: 2(2/4 + 3)(4-1/7)
Answer: 2((1/2)+3)(3 6/7)