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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.
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.
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 lesson as well.
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, learners 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!
Young mathemeticians observe and demonstrate how to use the commutative and identity properties of multiplication. They discuss the two multiplication properties, and as a class solve examples of each. Next, they complete a multiplication chart and with a partner test each other on the multiplication facts.
Fourth graders explore factors of numbers from 1 to 50. They gain practice with basic facts and multi-digit multiplication problems. Students practice the commutative property. They discover the link between multiplication and division. Students demonstrate using rectangular arrays to symbolically solve problems.
Students 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. Students put examples of each property in the corresponding quadrant. Students use twelve tiles to explore the concept of dividing by zero. Students divide the twelve tiles into various size groups.
Young scholars 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.