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Order of Operations – Teaching Presentation

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    Updated:  21 Feb 2023

Teach your students how to correctly evaluate numerical expressions by using the order of operations with this teaching presentation.

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    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

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    Year:  6

teaching resource

Order of Operations – Teaching Presentation

  • Updated

    Updated:  21 Feb 2023

Teach your students how to correctly evaluate numerical expressions by using the order of operations with this teaching presentation.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

Teach your students how to correctly evaluate numerical expressions by using the order of operations with this teaching presentation.

What Is the Order of Operations?

Order of operations, also known as BOMDAS (Brackets, Orders, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction), is a set of rules that determine the sequence in which arithmetic operations are performed. The rules dictate that operations inside parentheses should be performed first, followed by exponents, then multiplication and division (performed from left to right), and finally addition and subtraction (also performed from left to right).

For example, in the expression ‘2 + 3 x 4’, the correct answer is 14, not 20, because according to the order of operations, multiplication must be performed before addition. The expression is evaluated as (2 + (3 x 4)) = (2 + 12) = 14.

If you are looking for a ready-to-go slide deck to teach your students how to evaluate numerical expressions using the order of operations, you have come to the right place! Teach Starter has put together a 23-slide presentation to use in your class.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • For students who need extra support, allow them to reference the instructional slides as a resource when solving the practice problems.
  • Provide students with a printout of the slides to refer to during the lesson.

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This resource was created by Madison Evans, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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