**Order of Operations Calculator** is a calculator that shows you the solution step by step so you can learn while using a calculator.

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

**CCSS Math: 5.OA.A.1** – Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

**2 + 2 x 2 + 2 x 2 – 2 x 2 =**

**a. 6**

**b. 16**

**c. 40**

I was absolutely astonished that so many people had got the answer wrong. You can find the answer below if you are one of the many who need a little brushing up on how the order of operations work.

The calculator follows the standard order of operations taught by most algebra books – Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction. When using this calculator you will see a step-by-step solution instead of just the answer.

#### STEPS FOR ORDER OF OPERATIONS

**Step 1 :** Do operations in parentheses or (brackets) and other grouping symbols first.

**Step 2 :** Simplify orders(powers and square Roots), working from left to right.

**Step 3 :** Do multiplication and division operations from left to right.

**Step 4 :** Do addition and subtraction operations from left to right