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An array acts as the vehicle for learning a powerful multiplication strategy–counting in patterns to multiply. With a step-by-step visual breakdown of multiple methods for counting a 4x2 array, learners see that there is more than one way to solve a problem. As the first video of a five-part series, the lesson plan does a lot to scaffold learning that will come later.
Arrays are great for multiplication, but what if a word problem doesn't ask for an array? Learn an effective strategy for visualizing multiplication word problems by using knowledge of arrays to draw diagrams. A brief review of how rows and columns create an array is followed by two examples of diagramming. This is the second of five videos focused on using operations as strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.
Identifying patterns is a crucial skill for all mathematicians, young and old. Explore the multiplication table with your class, using patterns and symmetry to teach about square numbers, prime numbers, and the commutative and identity properties of multiplication. A great resource for strengthening number sense and fluency with multiplication. 
Hands-on learning in math is essential to all learners, especially youngsters. In a math learning activity, young mathematicians use dominoes in order to discover the commutative property of addition. Fact families and doubles facts can also be introduced. The activity is ideal for connecting the use of moveable objects to the use of numbers and symbols. Teacher commentary and solutions are included; however, the domino worksheet is not included. Appropriate for second grade as well.
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. 
Addition becomes much simpler once scholars understand its properties. They examine the commutative property through five equation pairs. For each, the addends have been switched and scholars must fill one in. The next six problems give an equation and ask scholars to choose an addition fact with the same sum from three options. Debrief this worksheet by asking scholars what patterns they notice, introducing the commutative property if you haven't already. Encourage kids by explaining that this means they know two addition facts for every one they learn!
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.
If you are looking for a visual warm-up on the commutative property, this might be the one. There is just one problem here, and you will need to guide learners through it since the objective isn't clear. They practice the commutative property of addition, first observing a numerical example, then solving an equation involving flowers. Have them draw in the equivalent equation, solving each for the same sum. There is an explanation below, so be sure to cover it up while kids are working on the problem.
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.
Math properties can be tricky, but this worksheet's visual approach makes them accessible to young learners. First, they apply the associative property by filling in the blanks of an equivalent equation, concluding that the values are equal despite the parentheses' placement. Then, they examine a set of dinosaurs to understand the commutative property (consider having them write the corresponding numbers in). Lastly, students rewrite an expression to demonstrate the associative property.
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 commutative property worksheet, students use number cubes to create equations where they demonstrate the commutative property. Students fill in 8 equations to a chart and answer 3 questions.
In this multiplication worksheet, students roll cubes and multiply the numbers on the cubes using the commutative property of multiplication. Students complete 8 problems and answer 3 questions.
In this algebra worksheet, students identify different properties of integers and their operations. There are 30 questions with an answer key.
Students find the sums of two one-digit numbers. They explore the commutative property of addition. They record sums on an addition chart.
Ninth graders investigate the property of closure.  In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders explore the concept of closure and create closure tables.  Students analyze different sets of numbers and the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to determine closure. 
Primary graders develop strategies to assist them with addition and subtraction. They discover number combinations and numerical facts which enable them to add and subtract more effectively. Students use these techniques to complete story problems.
Young learners explore addition and subtraction in an activity designed around the food pyramid. Pairs work together to collect pictures of foods that fit in each of the categories, then they add and subtract their pictures to come up with different sums and differences. An excellent worksheet is included in this activity as well.
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 equations and inequalities activity, 9th graders solve and complete 14 different multiple choice problems. First, they name an example of the commutative property of addition. Then, students use the distance formula to determine the value of a variable given the distance and rate. They also find the width of a rectangle given its perimeter.

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