Brackets in Math: Types & Examples


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Which of the following kinds of brackets are used in mathematics?

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(3 - 2) x (2 + 1) - 6


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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you discover just how much you know about using brackets in math. To do well on this assessment, you will need to have a solid understanding of the types of brackets used in mathematics as well as how to evaluate a problem with bracket features in the equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to gauge your comprehension of:

  • The various brackets which are used in mathematics
  • How to evaluate a problem containing brackets
  • The importance of context in understanding equations
  • What curly brackets are used for
  • The brackets used for indicating an interval or a point on the Cartesian plane

Skills Practiced

Our quiz and worksheet combo lets you apply these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as order of operations and opening bracket
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using brackets in math
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving brackets and the order of operations

Additional Learning

The lesson called Brackets in Math: Types & Examples will introduce you to important key terms and expand your knowledge of this topic. You should be able to do the following after completing it:

  • Describe the concept of order of operations
  • Identify the functions of various brackets which are used in mathematics
  • Know how to evaluate a problem with bracket features in the equation
  • Learn the importance of context in understanding equations
  • Define Cartesian coordinates
  • Explain what arguments are in the context of a function