# Order of Operations in Action: 5 Real-life Scenarios that use BEDMAS

## About This Product

### Order of Operations in Action: 5 Real-life Scenarios that use BEDMAS

This teaching resource blends everyday **real world situations** with math knowledge, allowing students to solve word problems using simple mathematical equations and order of operations. It strives to show basic situations when we instinctively use order of operations to solve a multiple-step math problem: from making pancakes for a crowd to splitting the cost of pizzas with some friends. **NOTE: Exponents are not used in this product.**

**How to Use:**

Go through the sample problem with your class. Talk about how to turn the word problem into a simple equation. Then have your students solve the equation without order of operations and with order of operations. They should start to see why using order of operations helps get the correct answer.

Then, allow students to work in pairs or small groups on the remaining four problems. For each one, students have to write their own equation and solve it with and without BEDMAS.

Finally, early finishers can try to write their own sample problem to trade with a friend.

#### What's included:

A three-page PDF file containing two worksheets and an answer key: all visually-appealing and ready to print!

**Grades to Use With:**

This lesson is designed to be used in grades 5-7: when first introducing order of operations to your students, or as a real-world review of this important concept.

#### Educational Goals:

The primary objective is enriching students' comprehension and mastery surrounding the *BEDMAS order of operations*, minus exponents. The worksheets align well with key mathematical standards like ** CCSS5.OA.A.1** and

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