BrainPOP

Order of Operations

Sometimes order matters! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the order of operations that you should use when solving a math problem. You’ll learn which items in a problem come first; when you deal with exponents; and which operations are worked from left to right. Find out what happens when you ignore the order of operations, and why we need a specific order of operations. You’ll also discover what to do when operations occur within parenthesis — and you’ll get tips on a few great ways to remember the correct order! This movie is definitely made to order.

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What is the correct order in which to solve equations?

Why do we use order of operations?

What if you need to do something first inside the parentheses that isn’t in order?