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Third graders practice using the commutative and associative properties. For this multiplication lesson, 3rd graders simplify a series of problems using multiplication sentences and complete a worksheet. 
Use diagramming to multiply three numbers together in this fourth of a series of five on using operations to multiply and divide. A visual sample reviews the commutative property of addition, and then applies the concept to a multiplication word problem. The word problem is put into a number sentence and solved in a variety of ways.
Students use paper cups and colored chips to observe properties of operations with real numbers. As a class, students brainstorm and use manipulatives to demonstrate associative, commutative, distributive identity and inverse properties. In groups, they write a "properties poem" and create a slide show explaining the properties. Additional multi-sensory projects are listed.
Use a learning activity with your youngsters in order to establish an understanding of patterns in a small addition table. Help learners recognize that adding two odd numbers will produce an even number, and adding two even numbers will also produce an even number. Alternating patterns in the table show an even number plus an odd number will produce an odd number. Teacher commentary and directions through guided practice allow learners to be exposed to the associative property of addition by visualizing the different ways to write the sum of a number.
High schoolers experiment with complex numbers to see which properties of real numbers apply to the system of complex numbers and practice computations. The study of these properties is first explored by looking at rotational transformations and completing a chart of the rotations. This lesson plan is then extended to looking at complex numbers and their properties. 
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 six 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 explanation and eight problems. Answers are provided.
Find examples of math properties! On each of these two worksheets, learners examine five sets of number sentences, marking the ones which demonstrate the indicated property. The first page deals with the associative property. For each of the sets, there are four sentences, and some have more than one that fit the bill. On the second page, they do the same thing while looking for the commutative property. This will work well to reveal common misconceptions about these properties.
What can a middle schooler do in 90 minutes? He can practice using the commutative, associative and distributive properties of addition and multiplication. He can also simplify expressions using the commutative, associative and distributive properties. Now that's time well spent!
In this algebra worksheet, students identify different properties of integers and their operations. There are 30 questions with an answer key.
Use this math learning exercise to have learners are given six problems involving the distributive, commutative and associative properties of numbers.
Young scholars investigate the symmetries of an equilateral triangle. In this geometry lesson, students explore and visualize the reflection and rotational symmetries of an equilateral triangle. The activity relates the geometry of the triangle to some of the axioms commonly studied by high school young scholars.
Third graders explore the properties of multiplication. In this computation lesson, 3rd graders participate in a drill and answer several factorization and addition problems. Students then work independently and use counters to solve multiplication problems with the same factors.
In this addition terminology worksheet, students complete many activities where they define and match addition terminology. Students complete 11 pages of activities.
Upper graders use the Associative Property to solve problems with groups of numbers in equations with several operations. They write answers to seven problems.
Middle schoolers amaze their friends and families with this human calculator trick. In this algebraic lesson plan, students use the associative property of addition to act as a human calculator and stump their volunteers. The steps to the trick, along with further investigation suggestions are listed.
In this properties worksheet, 10 short answer problems are solved. Learners name the property illustrated such as the inverse property or associative property of multiplication.
Seventh graders explore the concept of properties. In this properties lesson, 7th graders discuss the various math properties including the commutative, associative, distributive, multiplication properties and so on. Students create foldables with examples of various properties.
Students identity properties of addition and multiplication. In this addition and subtraction properties lesson, students explore commutative, associative, and distributive properties as they design posters that feature the properties and examples of them in use.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of addition and multiplication properties. In this addition and multiplication properties lesson, students create a foldable with the properties commutative, associative, identity, and distributive written in four quadrants. Middle schoolers put examples of each property in the corresponding quadrant. Students use twelve tiles to explore the concept of dividing by zero. Middle schoolers divide the twelve tiles into various size groups.
In this ELL addition property and subtraction rule learning exercise, students read about the commutative and associative properties, then underline the correct term in 7 sentences. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.

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