Smooth Operators is a complete solution for learning, practicing, and testing the order of operations. An interactive lesson teaches the math concepts thoroughly with explanations and example problems, including an optional section on exponents. Popular memory aids are introduced, but users also learn a logical approach to truly understand the order of operations.
In practice mode, students click on operators in the correct order, giving their complete attention to which operations come first. In test mode, the user performs all calculations and types in the answers. Score is always displayed.
Problems can include parentheses and exponents, and the learner or supervisor can select the number of operations per problem and the size of operands. In the course of solving problems, users have an excellent review of basic math skills as they add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative numbers.
Smooth Operators helps students master crucial skills and prepare for algebra and higher math, while providing ample opportunity for arithmetic practice. This educational software is ideal for school or home, in class or independent study.