Sixth Grade Students Complete Exams at PEDMAS Hospital

Sixth grade students studying PEDMAS, more commonly known as Order of Operations in Mrs. Lemanski's math class demonstrated their mathematical capabilities in the PEDMAS Hospital operating room.  Students were asked to perform various surgeries in order to complete their examination rounds.

According to Khan Academy, PEDMAS or the order of operations is a rule that tells the correct sequence of steps for evaluating a math expression. One can recall the order using PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division (from left to right), Addition and Subtraction (from left to right).   This skillbase is essential for middle school students to begin the type of logical thinking required as they move onto more challenging and abstract mathematics like Pre-Algebra and Algebra as they prepare for high school courses.

Students were invited to don surgical garb, complete with gloves, bootie covers, surgical caps, lab coats, masks and name tags.

Following the stressful operations and examination round, Mrs. Lemanski invited students to decompress with a round of board game play featuring the childhood favorite, Hasbro's Operation