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Order of Operations (Grade 5)


Videos and lessons to help Grade 5 students learn to use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

Common Core: 5.OA.1

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can use parentheses and brackets to group an expression within a multi-step expression.
  • I can evaluate expressions with parentheses and brackets.

Related Topics:
Common Core for Grade 5

More Lessons for Grade 5

( ) are called parentheses
[ ] are called brackets
{ } are called braces

Activity 1:
Evaluate the following expression
(90 – 48) ÷ 6 + 2
Use what you know about order of operations to explain why your answer is correct.

Activity 2:
What number can you substitute for s to make the equation true?    
s x (9 + 11) = 6 x 11 + 6 x 9
Explain how you found your answer.

Using the order of operations for an expression with two parentheses

Expressions with Parentheses, Brackets and/or Braces.
5.OA.1 [evaluate expressions with parentheses, brackets, or braces]

Evaluating an expression with and without parentheses.

Simplifying an expression with brackets and parentheses.


Review of order of operations with parentheses and brackets.

Simplifying an expression with parentheses and brackets.

Solving math equations with parentheses.

Order of Operations With Embeded Parentheses


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