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## Wednesday, December 17, 2014

### Order of Operations (PEMDAS) with Decimal Numbers

We continue to practice using the Order of Operations (PEMDAS) as we practice operations using decimal numbers.  Since we have been working with division of decimal numbers this week, this part of the Order of Operations is included on the assignment.  So, students will be practicing solving problems by

• First, solve the expression(s) inside of parentheses.
• Then they will go back to the beginning of the problem and solve any division or multiplication problems.
• Finally, they will go to the beginning of the problem and solve any addition or subtraction expressions.

We do not work with exponents in 5th grade, but we do add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.