Commutative Rectangle—Algebraic Transformations

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Transform the commutative property. Pupils perform transformations on a rectangle and record the results. By comparing the results, they develop an understanding of the commutative property to finish the first activity in a series on algebraic transformations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the rectangle to determine whether the operation is associative
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know the definition of the commutative property
  • Requires creating a transformational rectangle
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