Monday, October 28, 2013


This was new! My student brought this to my attention.  He pointed out that parenthesis (P) was a narrow approach and grouping symbols (G) represents so much more.  I couldn't agree more.  I have struggled with the parenthesis portion of PEMDAS. Students frequently confused it with the distribution step. Someone vaguely mentioned a better approach for order of operations on the Algebra level at a workshop. Any suggestions?  Resources?