Stories can help us to understand the operations that need to happen, in order to solve a problem. Have a look at this story, to remember how to write a number sentence to represent the story.
There were 11 flowers in Dave’s garden. 4 more flowers grew, then Dave picked 8 flowers to put in a vase.
Which expression matches the word problem for the number of flowers left in the garden?
This video shows us how the order of operations is used in everyday problems.
Write the number sentence described as:
The sum of 4 and 6 is multiplied by 2.
This video explains what the rules are when it comes to the order of operations.
selects and applies appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction with counting numbers of any size
selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation