# Mixed Operations

## Drills and Review Worksheets

In tutoring, we often wish for mixed operation worksheets. Mixed operation worksheets can help students prepare for tests and review material. They also provide an at-a-glance way for tutors to see if students are retaining the material that they learn.

## Word Problems

Many students who are very good at executing math problems struggle with word problems.

Word problems are complicated for several reasons:

## Order of Operations

Math has a defined and precise order of operations that must be followed for problems to come out correctly. Calculators are programmed with the order of operations. Students have to learn them!

Most students learn the acronym PEMDAS to remember the order of operations. PEMDAS stands for:

1st do **P**arentheses (do operations in parentheses first -- following PEMDAS inside the parentheses! Do nested parentheses from the most nested (deepest inside the parentheses) to the least nested)