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ERIC Number: EJ1105803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Exploring Mathematical Reasoning of the Order of Operations: Rearranging the Procedural Component PEMDAS
Lee, Jae Ki; Licwinko, Susan; Taylor-Buckner, Nicole
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v4 n2 p73-78 Fall-Win 2013
PEMDAS is a mnemonic device to memorize the order in which to calculate an expression that contains more than one operation. However, students frequently make calculation errors with expressions, which have either multiplication and division or addition and subtraction next to each other. This article explores the mathematical reasoning of the Order of Operations and the effectiveness of a new approach.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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