# Two Step Problems Worksheets

How to Solve Two-step Operation Problems - Not all mathematical problems have a single operation with them. At an early age, children are given simpler problems with only one mathematical operation to perform. These simple problems are necessary for developing the foundation for solving complex problems. Once children have a firm grip on solving a single-operation problem, they progress to solving multiple operations. The very next step to the single-operation problem is the two-step operation problem. These problems involve two operations and are solved following the rules of PEMDAS. According to this rule, we first solve for the parentheses followed by exponents. Next, we solve for multiplication and division in left to right order. Lastly, we solve for the addition and subtraction in left to right order. Example Problems: James had 12 chocolates; he then gives one to his friend John. One of his friends gave three of his chocolates to James. How many chocolates James have in total? The number of chocolates James has is equal to 12. He gives one to John. 12 -1 = 11, James receives three more chocolates from another friend. 11 + 3 = 14. The total number of chocolates James has is equal to 14.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the rule set to follow when performing arithmetic operations. Practice problems are provided. A set of rules for arithmetic operations are devised to perform calculations involving more than one arithmetic operation. Rule 1: First perform any calculations inside parentheses. Rule 2: Next perform all multiplications and divisions, working from left to right. Rule 3: Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions, working from left to right.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explains how to attack the variables in a two-step order of operations problem. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Contains 20 two-step problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 two-step problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 two-step problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 two-step problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.