7 - Operations and operation symbols

Before we talk about the order of operations, let's make sure you are familiar with most mathematical operators, or symbols. Look through the picture below. If there's a symbol you don't understand, find a relevant video in the list below to learn more about it.

order of operations and operands


Answer the following questions in an email with a subject line of "Algebra lesson 7 - operations and operation symbols"

  • How can you tell a root sign apart from a division sign?
  • What root should you find if the root number is not included to the top left of the root symbol? What's the default root, that is?
  • If multiplication is basically repeated addition, what is an exponent?
  • What is the answer to 3^5?
  • What is the answer to 42?