1. What does BEDMAS stand for?

Bedmas stands for Brackets, Exponents, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.

2. What do you do first if a calculation just involves adding and subtracting?

Work from left to right.

3. What is an exponent?

An EXPONENT is also called an INDEX or a POWER. It tells you how many times to multiply a number BY ITSELF. e.g. 4means 4 × 4 × 4.

4. What is a negative number?

A negative number is an integer that is less than zero. e.g. -3 is a negative number.

5. What sign does the answer have if I multiply a negative number by another negative number?

Strangely enough the answer is POSITIVE! e.g. -3 × -3 = +9