What Is Bodmas Rule?
Bodmas or Bidmas, which do you prefer? What does it even mean? Brackets, Order, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. It tells us the order that we should compute numbers in - it makes sure we're all on the same page.
Bodmas Investigation Problem
The image below shows a bodmas resource. Students put their numbers into the missing boxes and find the answer. This bodmas worksheet could be used as a starter.
How To Do Bodmas
Hey so here's a handy visual to help you remember that Bodmas stands for: Brackets, Order, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. 'Order' stands for all of the "powers and roots" - we do it second. The image below shows the rules for Bodmas.
Do First Example
The image below shows four bodmas example questions. The first bodmas question is 3 + 4 x 5. The answer is 23. The second bodmas question is 19 - 6 x 2. The answer is 7. The third bodmas question is (7 + 5) ÷ 3. The answer is 4. The fourth bodmas question is 8 + (4 - 2) x 10. The answer is 28.