What are the steps of the order of operations? Why is it important that you follow the steps rather than solve the problem from left to right?
- Write an expression for your classmates to simplify using at least three of the following:
o Groupings: Parenthesis, brackets, or braces
o Exponents
o Multiplication or division
o Addition or subtraction
- Consider participating in the discussion by simplifying a classmate’s expression, showing how the expression would be incorrectly simplified if computed from left to right, or challenging the class with a complicated expression. Respond to your initial post and provide your classmates with the answer to your expression.