Order of Operations

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Taught by Legut
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the concept and importance of the Order of Operations is explained through an example problem. The Order of Operations is a set of rules that dictate the order in which mathematical operations should be performed. The acronym PEMDAS or the phrase "Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally" can be used to remember the order. The lesson emphasizes the importance of following the Order of Operations in order to ensure that calculations are done correctly and accurately.

Lesson Description:

Brief video about the procedure and need for the Order of Operations in math.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the order of operations?
  • How do you use order of operations to compute a value?
  • What are some example problems using order of operations?
  • What is a real-world situation using order of operations?
  • Why is order of operations important?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    A good intro to order of operations. A great video to watch if just learning about (or at all confused about) how to decide which operations to do first. Two example problems are stepped through and explained in depth.
  • Dave_101

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Thanks, this was very helpful.