+191 You still use "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" sometimes in math, amirite?

by Anonymous 13 years ago

What is it? Never heard of it

by Anonymous 13 years ago

It's the order of operations. Parentheses, Exponentiation, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Ah...we use BoDMAS...Brackets of Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Actually I just remember PEMDAS.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I was always taudhr BEDMAS. Brackets, Exponents, Division, Mulitplication, Addition, Subtraction.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

**taught

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Same here

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Yeah that's what we use aswell.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

BIDMAS- Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I use PEMDAS .

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I use PEMDAS but they made sure we pronounced it PEMDAZ so that we wouldn't go around saying ass.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I once got in trouble for applying order of operations to my homework back in third grade. We hadn't been taught it in school yet so it really messed up the answers even though it made my homework the only one that was actually correct. When asked why I used it I asked why we weren't all using it from the beginning since it's so simple. Teachers don't generally like being asked simple questions that they don't have a good answer for.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

What? I've never been taught any of this...we just remember the order... It's not really that difficult... We do it automatically.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

My 7th grade math teacher makes every 7th grade class come up with mnemonics for GEMDAS (replace parentheses with groupings, he said that's more accurate), this year's seventh grade class decided on Gorillas Eat Mr. Mol (our teacher) During A Storm.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Parentheses first, exponent next Multiplication and division in the same step Addition and subtraction if you have the nerve From left to right First come, first serve. That's how I learned it o.O

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I was not expecting this

by Anonymous 13 years ago

I learned it as Push Eight Monkeys Down A Slide, way back in 2nd or 3rd grade. :)

by Anonymous 13 years ago

Some Old Hippy Caught Another Hippy Tripping On Acid. SOHCAHTOA. ...course, that's also trig, not order of operations, but I like the memory trick better.

by Anonymous 13 years ago

lol

by Anonymous 13 years ago