Parentheses, Braces & Brackets in Math


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Which of the following are braces?

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1. Which of the following appear on the very inside when used for order of operations?

2. Which of the following appear on the very outside when used for order of operations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are various uses for parentheses, braces, and brackets in mathematics. Complete this assessment to help yourself determine how well you understand the purposes of these symbols.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet to assess your understanding of:

  • What braces are
  • Positions of parentheses, braces, and brackets in the order of operations
  • How mathematical sets are represented
  • What surrounds arrays and matrices

Skills Practiced

In addition to testing your knowledge, this assessment will also provide you with an opportunity to practice your skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as parentheses, braces, and brackets
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the uses of parentheses, braces, and brackets
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of the order of operations, mathematical sets, arrays, and matrices

Additional Learning

To improve your knowledge of the material presented in this assessment, review the lesson Parentheses, Braces & Brackets in Math. This lesson will not only help you improve your understanding of this material but also:

  • Visual characteristics of parentheses, braces, and brackets
  • The order of operations
  • Acronyms for the order of operations
  • Definitions of arrays, sets, and number sequences