These order of operations worksheets mix basic arithmetic, including parentheses and exponents, and tests students understanding of PEMDAS. If you are looking for order of operations worksheets that test your knowledge of the PEMDAS rules, these math worksheets are a good start. You can also find order of operations worksheets with negative numbers and order of operations worksheets with comparisons on those other worksheet pages of the site.
These order of operations worksheets will get your PEMDAS skills in operational order! PEMDAS is a mnemonic for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction. This is the order in which operations are applied to solve more complex math problems that have multiple terms and multiple operations. Knowing how to solve order of operations problems is a critical prerequisite for algebra, and using PEMDAS as your mental cue to get the order of operations in math problems in general down first will make solving those equations a lot less confusing.
These worksheets introduce each PEMDAS step individually. The first set introduces parentheisis, including multiple sets of nesting. Next, we add order of operations with exponents to the mix. Finally, the basic math operations are introduced. By introducing each component of PEMDAS incrementally, a solid knowledge of the order of operations rules is reinforced. When the student is ready, this series of worksheets concludes with more complex practice problems.