Tag Archives: order of operations

Another Reason to Ban PEMDAS

Another Reason to Ban PEMDAS

PEMDAS is riddled with problems. Here’s a situation where real students were directly affected by this horrid mnemonic.More

Math iPad App Numerosity Launches!

Math iPad App Numerosity Launches!

The latest and coolest in math games helps kids practice order of operations and other algebra plays.More

Exponents of Negative Numbers

Exponents of Negative Numbers

Do you or your kids get a little lost when trying to deal with powers of negative numbers? Here’s a fun way to teach them.More

Math Rules & Their Destruction of Education

Math Rules & Their Destruction of Education

Teaching math rules to kids sounds nice, until they follow them blindly – through all their math classes!More

PEMDAS and a Stupid Arbitrary Rule

PEMDAS and a Stupid Arbitrary Rule

The order of operations is rife with rules created merely for convenience. When teaching these to kids, it’s clear how they see it as a stupid arbitrary rule. Because often it is! More

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

The Order of Operations Explained: Multiplication and Division

Last week’s article on the order of operations included a quick mention that division is the same as multiplication – but different. Now’s the time to explain that a bit.More

The Order of Operations Explained: Exponents, Multiplication and Addition

Next in the series explaining the order of operations is this discussion on the relation of exponents, addition and multiplication and how to remember the order of operations… the natural way!More

How to Teach a Weird Math Rule

How to Teach a Weird Math Rule

Grownups are often frustrated when faced with “they made this math rule just to make me mad” – because we secretly believe that it’s true! Where did these rules come from and how are we supposed to teach them?More

The Order of Operations Explained: Exponents

Next in the series explaining the order of operations is this discussion on exponents and everything this includes. And roots and logs are in this one!More

The Order of Operations Explained: Parenthesis

The Order of Operations Explained: Parenthesis

We continue the series explaining the order of operations with a discussion on parenthesis and all the various meanings of this word. You’ll be surprised as to what it can mean!More