5 Free Order of Operations Worksheets

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The free order of operations worksheets included below will have your kids mastering PEMDAS in no time.

Included in this free download is also a correct order of operations poster that you can display on the wall, and leave on the kitchen table. Or anywhere the kids will easily see it.

So what is the PEMDAS rule?

It is the order in which you do calculations, so everything in parenthesis first, then exponents, etc.

  • Parenthesis (brackets)
  • Exponents (powers)
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Add
  • Subtract

We like to remember it using mnemonics though: “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.”

These free homeschool printables are aimed at children in upper elementary grades and middle school.

free oder of operations worksheets

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PEMDAS worksheets

These order of operation worksheets are aimed at students in 6th grade but could be done with upper elementary grades.

Download the order of operations problems below. There are 5 pages included, 4 worksheets, and the PEMDAS poster. Make sure to check the printer settings.

These PEMDAS activity sheets are free to print but are for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add your email address to get the pdf file.

Included in these free math worksheets are the following:

Free printable PEMDAS chart

The acronym PEMDAS poster that you can (and should) keep with the kid’s math work.

pemdas printable

This really helpful poster shows the right order in which to calculate math problems.

  1. Complete all sums within the parenthesis (Parenthesis)
  2. Complete square roots and powers (Exponents)
  3. Complete multiplication sums from left to right (Multiply)
  4. Complete division sums from left to right (Divide)
  5. Complete addition sums from left to right (Add)
  6. Complete subtraction sums from left to right (Subtract)

Order of operations math worksheets

The 4 free worksheets are a great way to check the kids understanding with 12 questions on each worksheet.

The first worksheet just contains arithmetic expressions with whole numbers and has the easiest problems.

free order of operations worksheets

The second worksheet contains negative numbers.

Decimal numbers appear on the third worksheet

printable order of operations worksheets

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The final worksheet contains fractions and is at a grade level above the others.

I purposely haven’t added the answer key. But how will you be able to check it?

You will also love these order of operations games.

How to use Photomath to check the answers

I’ve just come across my new favorite app, photomath. It is a free app (you can pay for it, all I have is the free version though.)

When the kids have tried to calculate the correct answer they can check their calculations using photomath.

If they have any wrong they can check the solving steps. So they can understand where they went wrong.

photomath

We use Photomath all the time. My son is currently doing Algebra 1 (check out our Teaching Textbooks review) and if he gets a wrong answer that I can’t help with we use Photomath.

Personally, I only consider it cheating if you are not learning from it. So we always use it together so I know he only uses it for one question. And we always check the solving steps.

Of course, for math tests, he isn’t allowed to use it. But we both love Photomath.

Have fun with free printable sudoku for kids too!

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free order of operations worksheets pdf

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

What is PEMDAS?

PEMDAS is a math acronym to help the order of operations in a math calculation. It stands for, parenthesis, exponents, multiply, divide, add, and subtract.

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Last Updated on 11 April 2024 by Clare

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