Order of operations: Parenthesis, Exponents or powers, Multiply and Divide, Add and Subtract. Simplification of mathematical expressions.
1. Objective The student will be able to: use the order of operations to evaluate expressions. Designed by Skip Tyler, Varina High School
2. Evaluate 7 + 4 • 3. Is your answer 33 or 19? You can get 2 different answers depending on which operation you did first. We want everyone to get the same answer so we must follow the order of operations.
3. Remember the phrase “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” or PEMDAS. ORDER OF OPERATIONS 1. Parentheses - ( ) or [ ] 2. Exponents or Powers 3. Multiply and Divide (from left to right) 4. Add and Subtract (from left to right)
4. Once again, evaluate 7 + 4 3 and use the order of operations. = 7 + 12 (Multiply.) = 19 (Add.)