Commutative Property of Addition

For a change, order does not matter. A short video provides a definition of the commutative property of addition. Pupils develop an understanding that—unlike some operations—order does not matter for addition problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • For more advanced classes, lead a discussion on whether the property holds for all types of numbers
  • Have class members keep graphic organizers for each property of addition
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should know how to do basic addition
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Pros
  • Uses a counting problem to illustrate the property
  • Includes links to other addition property videos
Cons
  • None
Common Core