Posted by Beau on .
I am in 5th grade and we are to find out who invented the order of operation. I understand how to use it and found web sites, but I am unable to locate who invented it.

Algebra 
Ms. Sue,
No one knows who invented the order of operations.

Algebra 
Ms. Sue,
These web sites will help you.
http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/52582.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_operations 
Algebra 
jopse,
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Algebra 
Kristen,
The Order of Operations rules in mathematics were not invented by one single person. They have been developed over the last few centuries.