I don’t want to get into an argument here about whether or not to use one of the acronyms BIDMAS, BIMDAS, PEDMAS, PEMDAS, etc.
Instead how can we best get students to understand and perform mathematical operations in the correct order? At our Maths KLA meeting tonight, J…., a first year teacher, explained a game/puzzle he had seen. It used Golf for its basic format.
After J….., explained it to the teachers at the meeting, I got to work and produced this worksheet.
This is a great example of the power of teachers sharing ideas.
I will try “Operation Golf” out on my year 7 students tomorrow. I wonder if they can make par?
You can read more on this topic here: Helping Your Children Understand Order of Operations
- Order of Operations 5th Grade Lesson Ideas (brighthub.com)