
Look for multiple
operation signs, symbols, & numbers.


R
ead the signs (identify operations).

Identify the operations
represented by the signs
(+, , x, ÷).


D ecide
which operations to do first.


E xecute
the rule of order.

(Many Dogs Are Smelly!; Pew
Eew!
Many
Dogs
Are Smelly!)

These sentences help you to
remember which operation to do first. If you have a problem
with just basic operations, you multiply and/or divide first
(Many
Dogs)
and then add and/or subtract (Are
Smelly).
 If you have a problem that has parentheses
and/or exponents, then you follow the order of Pew
(parentheses) Eew
(exponents) Many
(multiplication) Dogs
(division) Are (addition)
Smelly
(subtraction).


R
elax, you're done!


