PEMDAS Charts help master order of operations as elementary anchor charts for your students. Using these printable PEMDAS chart PDFs, your learners will practice math concepts while learning the correct order of operations. Using these printable worksheets with your kids’ math projects, you are sure to see huge growth and success among even your most struggling learners. For even more elementary learning fun, check out our amazing Graphing Activity Bundle today!
How to Solve PEMDAS Step-by-Step
PEMDAS is an acronym for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. It is an order of operations used to solve mathematical expressions with multiple operations. The order of operations is as follows:
Parentheses: perform the operations inside the parentheses first.
Exponents: perform any operations involving exponents.
Multiplication and Division: perform multiplication and division in order from left to right.
Addition and Subtraction: perform addition and subtraction in order from left to right.
A full-color PEMDAS anchor chart explaining the order of operations. This would be a great resource to hang in your classroom or other homeschool learning space.
Perfect for students in grades 3 and up, this black and white PEMDAS chart can be used in homework folders or as a take-home resource.
Grab this order of operations coloring page. This chart is perfect for hands-on learners as well as visual learners to see the steps of PEMDAS.
What is The Rule of PEMDAS?
When teaching the rule of PEMDAS to your elementary students, remind them that you should perform the operations inside parentheses first, then any operations involving exponents, followed by multiplication and division (performed from left to right), and finally addition and subtraction (also performed from left to right). By following the rule of PEMDAS it ensures that mathematical expressions are completed accurately.
This cut-and-paste order of operations PEMDAS chart is perfect for your hands-on learners. Simply cut out each of the sections and paste them into the corresponding sections.
An order of operations flow chart that is perfect to hang in your classroom for student reference.
Students can create their own PEMDAS (order of operations) flip book chart to use as an independent resource. Have them keep this in their desk or at home as a visual reference during work time.
What is PEMDAS Example?
An elementary example of PEMDAS being used is as follows:
Evaluate the expression: 5 + 3 x 2
Using PEMDAS, we first perform the multiplication operation before the addition operation. So, we multiply 3 and 2, which equals 6. Then we add 5 to 6, which equals 11. Therefore, the solution to the expression 5 + 3 x 2 is 11.
This example demonstrates the importance of following the order of operations in mathematical expressions, even in simple (4th-grade level) cases like this one.