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2-Step Order of Operations Problems

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 5 Operations - 5.OA.1

What Are 2-Step Order of Operations Problems? Mathematics can easily be classified as the oldest subjects. People applying mathematical operations to solve day-to-day problems can date back to the use of Abacus around 300 to 500 BC. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division are a few mathematical operations that are used very frequently. But ever since these operations came into use, there has been a strong need to prioritize them. There are two versions of prioritizing these operations: PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction) and BODMAS (Brackets, Orders of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction). According to PEMDAS, parentheses are solved first, then exponents, followed by Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. Similarly, according to BODMAS, Brackets (Parentheses) and exponents (Orders of) are of the same priority. But here, Division is executed before Multiplication because Division and multiplication are of the same priority. The same is the case with Addition and Subtraction, so it doesn't matter whichever is solved first. 2-Step Order of Operations problems are composed of three digits and any two operations between them. The operation of great precedence is solved first. Here are a few examples: 9 x 3 + 1 = 27 + 1 = 28 | 7 - 15 / 5 = 7 - 3 = 4. These worksheets and lessons will show students how to solve problems that require operations in two steps.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

You will find a completely worked through problem and a nice PEMDAS reminder for you here.

  • Homework 1 - When you are faced with a problem that contains two or more operations, you need to remember the Acronym PEMDAS.
  • Homework 2 - PEMDAS lists the order in which you should perform the operations left to right.
  • Homework 3 - 1. Parenthesis 2. Exponents 3. Multiplication 4. Division 5. Addition 6. Subtraction

Practice Worksheets

Remember the steps as you progress through these. They should become second nature. I do catch myself restating the steps to myself, too.

  • Practice 1 - We have 3 operations to take note of (parenthesis, subtraction, and addition).
  • Practice 2 - Referring back to PEMDAS, the order they should be performed in is....
  • Practice 3 - As we saw in the lesson, we will process the operations using the acronym PEMDAS as guide left to right.

Math Skill Quizzes

You will find a small scoring key at the bottom of these. The score is out of ten, so it's an easy calculation.

  • Quiz 1 - This quiz will give us a baseline to see what you have learned.
  • Quiz 2 - This can be used as a second version or as a way to find out what you still don't know.
  • Quiz 3 - The last quiz of the bunch.