4-Step Order of Operations Problems
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 Operations - 5.OA.1
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
Note: Please remember that when you are processing these higher level
operations, PEMDAS is not to be taking literally. Multiplication and
Division are at the same level. When confronted with either Multiplication
or Division at the same step, they should be processed left to right.
- Wacky Operations Step-by-Step Lesson- You will find that five operations exist in all the
problems found in this section.
- Guided Lesson - The
placement of parenthesis is what most throws kids with these problems.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- I created my own rendition of PEMDAS in this one.
- Practice Worksheet - I purposely
did not use big numbers so that students could focus on the process
rather than the math.
- Matching Worksheet
- I can't believe that these little end results of the numbers in
the problems resulted.
- Basics Lesson Worksheet-
This is as simple as these problems gets.
- Word Problems Worksheet-
Larger numbers are used in here to start to challenge kids a bit
View Answer Keys- All the answer keys in one file.
This is where some students start to forget about the left-to-right rule. If you have two of the same operation, process them left-to-right.
What works well here too is to outline the problem by simply labelling the order in which you are going to do the operations then proceed with it.