Symbols used in pairs to group things together.

Types of brackets include:

• parentheses or "round brackets" ( )

• "square brackets" or "box brackets" [ ]

• braces or "curly brackets" { }

• "angle brackets" < >

Example: (3 + 2) x (6 − 4) = 5 x 2 = 10

The parentheses group 3 and 2 together, and 6 and 4 together

Note: Angle brackets can be confusing because they look like the "less than" and "greater than" signs.

Types of brackets include:

• parentheses or "round brackets" ( )

• "square brackets" or "box brackets" [ ]

• braces or "curly brackets" { }

• "angle brackets" < >

Example: (3 + 2) x (6 − 4) = 5 x 2 = 10

The parentheses group 3 and 2 together, and 6 and 4 together

Note: Angle brackets can be confusing because they look like the "less than" and "greater than" signs.

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