5 Order of Operations Worksheets (free printable)
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 (you can download our free 12×12 multiplication chart printable)
We like to remember it using mnemonics though: “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.”
Have fun while learning with our favorite order of operations games.
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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 free printable order of operations worksheets 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.
What is included with the free worksheets?
Included in these free math worksheets are the following:
The acronym PEMDAS poster that you can (and should) keep with the kid’s math work.
This really helpful poster shows the right order in which to calculate math problems.
- Complete all sums within the parenthesis (Parenthesis)
- Complete square roots and powers (Exponents)
- Complete multiplication sums from left to right (Multiply)
- Complete division sums from left to right (Divide)
- Complete addition sums from left to right (Add)
- Complete subtraction sums from left to right (Subtract)
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.
The second worksheet contains negative numbers.
Decimal numbers appear on the third worksheet
Check out our favorite math board games too, perfect for playing at the weekend or during the summer holidays.
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?
Why do we love Photomath?
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.
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.
For even more order of operations worksheets, we like this workbook.
Or for some math fun why not check out our free sudoku for kids printable?
Download the Free Order of Operations Worksheets
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
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 23 May 2023 by homeschoolof1