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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations".

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- BIDMAS A self marking exercise testing the application of BIDMAS, an acronym describing the order of operations used when evaluating expressions.
- BIDMAS Game An online interactive game celebrating the order of mathematical operations.
- BIDMAS Video A reminder of the order of operations often referred to as BIDMAS, BODMAS or PEMDAS.
- Missing Operations Exercise Each box represents a missing operation (add, subtract, multiply or divide). What are they?

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