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Associative Property Teacher Resources
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Learners identify and define the rules of properties of real numbers. They rewrite each of the problems listed using the commutative or associative properties. Pupils apply problem solving strategies to clarify situations in a table provided and justify logical statements. Everyone describes how to use the distributive property to divide and subtract.
A straightforward definition of the associative property of addition and multiplication, this resource could be used to help learners tackle the concept. You might consider giving the link to struggling class members so they can use it for reference as they complete homework and review for tests and exams.
Young scholars demonstrate strategies to add two or more numbers. In this computation activity, students use cubes to represent the associative property of addition and practice adding several numbers together. Young scholars view a PowerPoint presentation on strategies of addition.
Using an envelope of colored shapes, learners practice using the associative property of addition. Each group is given a set of colored shapes, they arrange and rearrange the shapes, showing a variety of addition problems. They discuss their answers and understanding, then complete a series of practice problems.