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Order of operations (PEMDAS)

This three-part animated presentation demonstrates the process of applying an order of operations convention to calculations involving a mixture of number operations. Two parts of the demonstration provide worked examples and a step-by-step procedure; the third part provides examples for student practice.

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Exploring order of operations

Work through mathematical operations in an algorithm. Perform calculations with integers where the order of operations is important. Start with two-step operations such as 6+10x2. Move on to numerical expressions involving several operations and notation such as parentheses and indices. Solve numerical expressions quickly ...

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Starting Smart: how are problems solved? - years 4-6

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week teaching plan and set of supporting resources for the middle to upper primary years, focusing on developing students' problem-solving skills. Beginning with students' understanding and knowledge of number, students learn strategies to use number sentences to solve problems ...

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Order of operations

This is a set of interactive questions relating to the laws of arithmetic, their usefulness in calculations, and their importance and relevance in order of operations calculations. The questions challenge and extend students' thinking about generalisations of the laws and make a link between arithmetic and algebra. The ...

Teacher resource

Whole numbers with all four operations

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses whole numbers with the four operations from the Australian Curriculum for year 6 students. It contains material on the strategies and algorithms used when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers. There are pages for both teachers ...