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The following section contains some of the best websites, but if you need some background prep before hitting these resources, feel free to learn about how to solve equations using order of operation first.
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Top Websites For Order of Operation
Understanding order of operation can be very hard for some children. The internet provides so many fantastic tools and resources that can be of great help. Let’s take a look at some of these great order of operations games online that can help in understanding.
Funbrain.com’s Operations Order is a simple online practice game. The game gives you three numbers, then there is a problem in which there are two operations, for example ___ + ____ x _____ = 30. The goal is to place the numbers in the correct spot using order of operations to get the correct answer. The website also provides immediate feedback and error correction, which is very helpful.
AAA Math provides a great deal of information on order of operation. There is an instruction section, a practice section, and a play section. The practice section provides you with a problem which you must solve. This site also provides immediate feedback. In the play section on this website, the same types of problems are used in the practice section, but there are goals like determining how many problems can you do in 60 seconds.
Dositey.com has a great game to play for order of operation practice with adding, subtracting, and multiplying only. This is great for students that are around grades three or four. This is such a fun game. There is a square with 16 smaller squares, each of which holds a number. Around the squares are problems, you need to match the problem to the answer in order to reveal a picture. This is great for practicing with the younger children because of the entertainment value of it.
Calculator Chaos uses some higher level thinking skills. Some of the keys have fallen off the calculator and you need to figure out how to get a given answer using only the certain keys that are remaining on the calculator. Yet another fun game using order of operation.
Homeschoolmath.net is another great website. You are given a problem with two operations signs missing in which you must fill in to make the problem true. You can set the minimum and maximum number values depending on the grade level of the student so the problems can be easy with whole numbers, to harder problems with integers. It uses only the four basic operations.
As you can see there are many great order of operations games online. If you need to help your child on homework, or if you are a teacher looking for some fun games for your students to play, check some of these out. It will definitely be worth their time.
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Calculator Chaos http://www.mathplayground.com/calculator_chaos.html