BODMAS - one of my favourite topics to teach. 2 + 3 x 4 Does it equal 20 or does it equal We can't have two answers to one question - that would cause all sorts of confusion!

Also known as BIDMAS or Order of Operations, this is how to add, subtract, multiply, etc. in the correct order. This is an important topic for algebra.

This terrific IWB lesson explicitly teaches students the order of operations using BODMAS. Beginning with a comprehensive demonstration, students have ample opportunities to explore the use of brackets and order of operations to solve number sentences. The lesson ends with a game and a song! http://interactivelessons.com.au/ http://schools.interactivelessons.com.au/