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Free Worksheets for Order of Operations

Find here an unlimited supply of worksheets for the order of operations for grades 2-9 that use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, and/or parentheses. The worksheets are available both in PDF and html formats (html is editable) and can be customized in multitudes of ways.


Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "Create PDF" or "Make PDF worksheet". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "View in browser" or "Make html worksheet". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

  • PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
  • Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.


Worksheets for the order of operations

The worksheets below are already configured for you — just click on the links. They are randomly generated, so you will get a new one each time you click the links.

Addition & subtraction only, numbers within 0-10, no parenthesis
(grades 1-2)
 

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Addition and subtraction only, within 0-30, including parenthesis
(grades 2-3)
 

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The basic operations, no parenthesis, using four numbers (grades 3-4)
 

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The basic operations, with parenthesis (grades 4-5)
 

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All five operations, no parenthesis (grade 6)
 

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Two or three operations, uses the fraction line, no negative numbers & no exponents (grade 6)
 

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Two or three operations, no negative numbers, includes exponents (grades 6-7)
 

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Two, tree, or four operations, no negative numbers, includes exponents (grades 6-7)
 

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Two operations, uses the fraction line & fractions, uses negative numbers & no exponents (grades 7-8)
 

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Two or three operations, uses the fraction line & fractions, uses negative numbers & no exponents (grades 7-9)
 

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Two or three operations, negative numbers, exponents (grades 7-9)
 
 

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Challenge: three or four operations, negative numbers, exponents
(grades 7-9)
 

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See also

Math Safe
A fun logical thinking game where you need to use the four given single-digit numbers and any of the four operations to reach the target number, and then the safe opens! It practices the usage of all four operations and also the order of operations. The game suits best grades 4 and onward.

Choose Math Operation Game
Choose the mathematical operation(s) so that the number sentence is true. Practice the role of zero and one in basic operations or operations with negative numbers. Helps develop number sense and logical thinking.

Order of operations: lesson for third grade
A free lesson for grade 3 about the order of operations. For this grade level, the lesson only deals with addition, subtraction, and multiplication.


Generators

Below you'll find TWO worksheet generators for the order of operations. The first one works best approximately for grades 1-5, and the second one for grades 5-9. Both let you customize the worksheets, in different ways.

  1. The first generator (grades 2-5) lets you choose from five different operations to include (the four basic operations plus exponents), choose to include parentheses or not, and choose the basic number ranges used in the different operations. You can use decimals or whole numbers.

    This generator uses the symbol × for multipliciation and ÷ for division, as is customary in elementary grades. You can also control the workspace below problems, font size, and the border around each problem.

    Unfortunately, the first generator does not work correctly if you include both exponents and parenthesis. Sorry about that! However, I feel it is STILL very useful for what it does do.

  2. The second generator (grades 6-9) includes by default all four operations and parenthesis. You can choose to include exponents or not. The second one uses a raised dot (·) for multiplication (as is customary in algebra). It uses a fraction line for division, and thus involves fractions. Again, you can include decimals or not, control the number of problems, workspace below the problems, font size, and whether there is a border around the problems.

Order of Operations Worksheet Generator 1 (grades 2-5)

Include the following operations:
Addition +
Subtraction −
Multiplication ×
Division ÷
Exponents
Add parenthesis
    Please note this generator does not work correctly if you include both exponents and parenthesis. Sorry about that! If you want both, use the second generator (below).

Number of operations
(For example, 60 − (25 − 14) has two operations, both being subtractions.)

A basic number range for addition & subtraction:
Min: Max:

A basic number range for multiplication:
Min: Max:

A basic number range for division:
Min: Max:

A basic number range for base number in exponentiation:
Min: Max:

Whole number range for exponent:
Min: Max:

Allow decimals, in which case choose the maximum number of decimal digits:
Round the answers to decimal digits

Allow answers with negative numbers
Columns:   Rows:
(These determine the number of problems)

Number of empty lines below the problem (workspace)
Page orientation:
Portrait   Landscape
(PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser)

Font:   Font Size: 

Cell Padding:

Border:     Bordercolor:
Additional title & instructions  (HTML allowed)


     





Order of Operations Worksheet Generator 2 (grades 5-9)

This generator uses the fraction line to indicate division, the raised dot · to indicate multiplication, and works with exponents. It includes all four operations and parenthesis by default. Thus, you can use this to generate problems suitable for approximately grades 5-9.

Include problems with:
2 operations
3 operations
4 operations
For example, 60 + (25 − 14) has two operations: one addition and one subtraction.

The problems use the four basic operations by default. You can optionally include exponents:
Include exponents
Keep everything nonnegative
A basic number range for the four basic operations:
Min: Max:

A number range for base number in exponentiation:
Min: Max:

Whole number range for exponent:
Min: Max:

The maximum number of decimal digits:

Round the answers to decimal digits.
Columns:   Rows:
(These determine the number of problems)

Number of empty lines below the problem (workspace)
Page orientation:
Portrait   Landscape
(PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser)

Font:   Font Size: 

Cell Padding:

Border:     Bordercolor:

Additional title & instructions  (HTML allowed)