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Published: 03/01/2017
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BIDMAS. A mixed bag of three exercises suitable for KS3 and KS4. The exercises are either calculating using BIDMAS, inserting brackets or inserting brackets and mathematical operators. Some easy and some challenging questions.

Sample Questions: 


  • 7 x 6 - 5 x 4 + 1 x 3 
  • 7 x (15 - 3 x 2)

Insert the correct symbols to make each calculation correct.

  • 10    2    3   =  16
  • 18    2    4    1    6  =  8

See other resources: Number | Order of operations (BIDMAS)

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Rajeswari Panthula
Rajeswari Panthula
Looks impressive
Posted on 8th October 2020
Thank you for this. My son understood BIDMAS very well after doing this exercise.
Posted on 11th September 2020
Camilla Clarkson
Camilla Clarkson
Thank you for your comments. The answers are on the second page of the resource.
Posted on 11th September 2019
Howard Galletly
Howard Galletly
Looks impressive. I think this will support my teaching.
Posted on 9th September 2019
Chloe Nai
Chloe Nai
I need the answer key to mark work
Posted on 18th July 2019
Ruby Ahmad
Ruby Ahmad
Very useful sheet. The problem solving sections allow the students to build their understanding.
Posted on 18th March 2017

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