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Order of Operations: The Elevated Math Approach

§ March 19th, 2012 Comments Off§ Filed under From the Elevated Math Team, Math, Teaching Math § Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Someone posted this on a Facebook page yesterday:


2 + 2 x 2 + 2 x 2 – 2 x 2 =

a.     6

b.     16

c.     40

And I was shocked to see that so many people got the wrong answer.

Knowing the Order of Operations is important for a student’s success in math – so important that we included two lessons in the Elevated Math iPad app dealing exclusively with this subject.

If you are absolutely sure of the right answer, don’t bother watching the following videos. BUT if not… or if you want a peek at how Elevated Math teaches the Order of Operations, § Read the rest of this entry…