Bread & Butter: Plug-in PEMDAS


There are more PEMDAS questions than any other math item on the ETAA. So you need to get all four Numeric Sequence questions right, and as many of the PEMDAS questions as you possibly can in the 46 minutes you have to take the test.

The format for these questions is straightforward: you will get some crazy looking algebraic expression designed to freak you out. But you don’t need to know any algebra for these questions! Next to the formula will be numbers to plug in for each letter variable. So the math skills you need to solve these questions are:

  • ASMD of Signed Numbers
  • Order of Operations

That’s it!

So let’s try page 75 in the binder…