Name ____________________________

Order of Operations - Writing Practice

Date ________

Transition Words

Sentence Frames

First
Second
Next
Then
Finally
As a result

I added ______ to ______.
I subtracted _______ from _______.
I multiplied _______ by ________.
I divided _______ by _______.
I ___________________ inside the parentheses.
I squared the number _______.
My answer was __________.

Example:
Evaluate: 3 + 5(2 − 1)
3 + 5(2-1)
3 + 5(1)
3+5
8

First, I subtracted 1 from 2 inside the parentheses.
Then, I multiplied 5 by 1 and my answer was 5.
Next, I added 3 to 5.
Finally, my answer was 8.

1) Evaluate:

3 ∙ 6 + (5 − 1)2

Explain your steps:
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2) Evaluate:
2

(3 + 4) − 12 ÷ 2

Explain your steps:
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