Order of Operations – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on the order of operations, learning how to use ‘BIDMAS’ and paying particular attention to the role of brackets in calculations. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To be able to use the correct order of operations.
  • To be confident using brackets in calculations.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE foundation tier students. It could also be used with mid or low ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Order of Operations’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • BIDMAS Letter Cards
  • Student Worksheet on Order of Operations
  • Student Number Lines
  • Times Tables Grid
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fifth lesson in the ‘Integers & Place Value’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: