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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!
Students 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 students.
Students amaze their friends and families with this human calculator trick. In this algebraic instructional activity, 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.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of addition and multiplication properties. In this addition and multiplication properties instructional activity, 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.
Students investigate the use of multiplication properties. In this multiplication properties lesson, students review basic multiplication facts while working in pairs. They work in groups to tell which multiplication property is shown on each of 6 flash cards such as the commutative, associative, zero, or identity property.
Middle schoolers examine equations and identify the property that is exemplified. They select from the commutative property of addition and multiplication, the associative property of addition and multiplication, distributive property, identity property of addition and multiplication and the inverse property of addition and multiplication. This one-page worksheet contains 13 problems.
Seventh graders explore the concept of properties. In this properties instructional activity, 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.