Parentheses in Math: Rules & Examples


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3(2) + 5

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1. 9(3 + 2)

2. 3(3)(1 + 1)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parentheses bring in a whole new set of rules when they're part of an equation. In this quiz, you'll be given a number of problems with parentheses and asked to recall those rules to solve them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This parenthetical quiz has a fairly simple goal, and that is to test your ability to:

  • Solve math problems that include parentheses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on the rules of parentheses in math
  • Problem solving - use this information to solve a series of math problems that involve one or more set of parentheses
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge of the math rules of parentheses that you have acquired
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge and successfully answer a series of math questions that have parentheses

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Parentheses in Math: Rules & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Define parentheses
  • Explain how parentheses affect the order of operations
  • Provide example problems