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Third graders discover the associative property of multiplication. In this multiplication instructional activity, 3rd graders explore visual examples of using the commutative and associative properties of multiplication. They also practice solving problems that their instructors model.
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.
Properties of multiplication can get confusing, and are incredibly important to mathematicians. This worksheet is helpful in that it first explains the properties (commutative, associative, and distributive), giving examples of each. Then, scholars complete 6 multiple choice problems during which they must choose the equation which shows the property listed. A second worksheet gives a more challenging option, with less explaination and 8 problems. Answers are provided.
Here is a new twist on teaching the associative property of multiplication. The author of this presentation makes an analogy between the associative property and a couple getting married. The numbers, like people, are separate, but when they are in parenthesis, like a married couple, they are considered one. This is a well thought out and interesting way to think about this concept, and could be useful for some students.
In this pre-algebra standardized test practice worksheet, students identify solutions and patterns, find products, solve equations mentally, plot ordered pairs, state domains and ranges, and form conclusions based on scatter plots. The solutions are available by clicking on the "Check It" button found at the bottom of the page.