(Via Facebook) I understand the principle…

…but the student probably just borrowed somebody’s iPhone and typed “(24((45*45)/(26+19)))+47)” into Google. Which admittedly may be in reality less obvious a solution than it looks to **me**, but you underestimate the ability of kids to use technology at your peril.

Moe Lane

If they understand “order of operations” well enough to turn that note into your string, they’ve got the basic idea of math class at a sixth-grade level.

Agree, if they can figure it out with a calculator, at least they have the concept down.

They don’t even need to go that far…at a glance, (45*45)/(26+19) reduces to…45.

Said the person who obviously could figure out all the math sequence patterns (what number follows…) without a second thought. ðŸ™‚ Me, well I managed it using the order of operations.

Yeah, that’s the way I roll…