What is BODMAS?
BODMAS (or sometimes BIDMAS) is a simple acronym that helps you remember the order in which to solve calculations. Sometimes calculations can get a little more complicated than 2+2! For example, what would you do if you were given a calculation like 3 x (4 x 5²) ÷ 6 + 7 – 8 =? The meaning of BODMAS is important to make sure you get answers to questions like these right; without BODMAS explained to you properly, it’s likely you’ll get more questions wrong on complicated maths worksheets!