In order for us to calculate values correctly in mathematics, we must follow the proper *order of operations*. First we check to see if an expression has any grouping symbols, such as parentheses or brackets. These calculations should be done before any others. Second, you’ll want to simplify any values written using exponents. Next, you can tackle any multiplication or division calculations. The multiplying and dividing should be performed starting on the left side and moving to the right, just like reading a book. Finally, you will need to take care of any addition or subtraction that occurs in the expression. The addition and subtraction is also performed from left to right.

Many younger students start off memorizing this order of operations by utilizing the phrase “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” or “PEMDAS”. Which stands for Parentheses/Exponents/Multiply/Divide/Add/Subtract.

Like any other routine, practice makes perfect. You can be practicing the correct order of operations by using the math worksheets below. These order of operations worksheets start off with simple expressions, usually containing just two or three steps, then get progressively more complicated.

## Order of Operations Worksheets

**Order of Operations Worksheet 1** – Here is a ten problem math worksheet featuring expressions that you can simplify by using the correct order of operations. This math worksheet contains problems similar to (10 + 32) – (5+1).

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**Order of Operations Worksheet 2** – Here is a ten problem math worksheet featuring expressions that you can simplify by using the correct order of operations. This math worksheet contains problems similar to (30 x 2) – (5+1) – 3

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**Order of Operations Worksheet 3** – Here is a ten problem math worksheet featuring expressions that you can simplify by using the correct order of operations. This order of operations math worksheet contains exponents and a few fractions. Good luck!

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**Order of Operations (Grouping Symbols) Worksheet 4** – Time to switch it up a bit. Here is a ten problem worksheet where I give you the answer! All you have to do is place grouping symbols (like parentheses or brackets) in the right spots to come up with the given answer.

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## Order of Operations (Absolute Value) Worksheets

**Order of Operations (Absolute Value) Worksheet 1 –** Here is a 15 problem worksheet where you will asked to simplify expressions that contain absolute values. Most of the values are positive and in single digits, so you shouldn’t need a calculator. A typical problem looks like this: |7-1| + |3-2|. If you know your order of operations, you should do fine.

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** Order of Operations (Absolute Value) Worksheet 2 –** Here is a 15 problem worksheet where you will asked to simplify expressions that contain absolute values while you execute the correct order of operations. Some negative values are introduced, but nothing too complicated. A typical problem looks like this: |3-9| + |8+2| – 2.

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** Order of Operations (Absolute Value) Worksheet 3 –** Here is a 15 problem worksheet where you will asked to simplify expressions that contain absolute values while you execute the correct order of operations. This sheet features strictly positive integers but introduces some quotient exercises.

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** Order of Operations (Absolute Value) Worksheet 4 –** Here is a 15 problem worksheet where you will asked to simplify expressions that contain absolute values while you execute the correct order of operations. This sheet includes both positive and negative integers.

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** Order of Operations (Absolute Value)Worksheet 5 –** Here is a 15 problem worksheet where you will asked to simplify expressions that contain absolute values while you execute the correct order of operations. This worksheet can get a little complicated as you become familiar with the negative root of an absolute value. Here’s a typical problem: -|8 – 5| – |2 – 1|.

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## Babylyn Dela Cruz

/ July 25, 2013A good day`……Math worksheet help me to understand clearly the math solving and it helps me to gain knowledge before our instructor discuss to us this kind of.

## admin

/ November 5, 2013Cool! What class are you taking? I’ll try to create some more worksheets to help you practice.

## TeachEm

/ May 5, 2014There is a typo in example 2 on Order of Ops Wkst 1. The answer given is 18, but should be 35+11=46

## admin

/ June 5, 2014You’re right. Sorry about the oversight. It has been changed.