Memory Tricks: Mnemonics for Order of Operations

When it comes to learning math, memorizing the Order of Operations is probably one of the earliest encounters students have with mnemonics.

PEMDAS- or more commonly, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally helps students remember what order to do their mathematical operations.

  1. Parentheses
  2. Exponents
  3. Multiplication
  4. Division
  5. Addition
  6. Subtraction