BODMAS Poster

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A poster highlighting the acronym for BODMAS.

B – Brackets
O – Others (indices and integers)
D – Division
M – Multiplication
S – Subtraction

Multiplication and division are performed whichever comes first from left to right.

Addition and subtraction are performed whichever comes first from left to right.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 5 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Operations & Algebraic Thinking > Write and interpret numerical expressions > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.A.1
Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

Grade 5 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Operations & Algebraic Thinking > Write and interpret numerical expressions > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.A.2
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

Grade 6 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Expressions & Equations > Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2 > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.C
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.

Grade 6 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Expressions & Equations > Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.3
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

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