Using Parentheses in Math: Rules & Examples


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(4+6) 7

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to break down and solve math problems that use parentheses as well as what you know about the order of operations. Practice problems will assess your understanding of the process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested over your ability to:

  • Know the different ways parentheses operate in a math problem
  • Understand the order of operations
  • Solve problems using the steps covered in the lesson

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that use parentheses
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to understand how to solve math problems involving multiple operations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you gained regarding how parentheses are used in math

Additional Learning

To learn more about the roles of parentheses in mathematics, review the corresponding lesson called Using Parentheses in Math: Rules, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson's objectives are:

  • Understand three ways parentheses clarify math problems
  • Define the order of operations
  • Apply the steps involved in the order of operations to solve math problems
  • Follow step-by-step example problems containing parentheses