# Tag Archives: PEMDAS

### Does PEMDAS Freak You Out?

Did you have PEMDAS crammed down your throat? Did you hate it? Well, perhaps it’s because it’s wrong. Continue Reading →

### The Absolute Value of a Number is Always…

Absolute Values of numbers might be simple, but when you start using letters with them, watch out! Continue Reading →

### Another Reason to Ban PEMDAS

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

### Math Rules & Their Destruction of Education

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

### 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! Continue Reading →

### Order of Operations Explained: Addition, Subtraction and Conclusions

The Order of Operations series comes to a conclusion with a discussion of addition, subtraction and how textbooks often disagree! Continue Reading →

### 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. Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →