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How to defeat a dragon with math - Garth Sundem

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Having trouble remembering the order of operations? Let's raise the stakes a little bit. What if the future of your (theoretical) kingdom depended on it? Garth Sundem creates a world in which PEMDAS is the hero but only heroic when in the proper order.

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  • Sound Designer Eric Hoffman
  • Educator Garth Sundem
  • Animator Mark Phillips
  • Narrator Garth Sundem

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In mathematics and computer programming, the order of operations (sometimes called operator precedence) is a rule used to clarify which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression.
Bob Garvey writes fun songs about math. This catchy tune will never let you forget PEMDAS.
Here's a video that shows PEMDAS solving real math problems.
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