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BODMASBrackets Order Division Multiply Add Subtract (mnemonic for order in which mathematical calculations are done)
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There are conventions about the order of operations to try to resolve this, sometimes called BODMAS in UK schools.
BODMAS, BOMDAS and DAMNUS, Cross Section, 20(4), 6-9.
Discovery: Bodmas. The Australian Mathematics Teacher, 65(3), 20-21.
Students should be told that the spreadsheet calculations in Excel use BODMAS, and therefore the answer given will be 37 since the multiplication is to be performed first of all.
but are unnecessary because of BODMAS. However the overuse of brackets should not be discouraged as this frequently helps students in many complicated operational problems.
Here are some fun and creative exercises that you could use with your students to help them develop competence with BODMAS.
Use exactly two twos (2) and any BODMAS operations to make as many different numerals as possible.