Properties of Multiplication

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Unlock the keys to fluent multiplication with this upper-elementary math lesson. After an introduction to the five properties of multiplication, young scholars match cards with different math problems to posters describing each property, before creating their own examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than having students work independently, create small groups and ask them sort the multiplication problems according to the property they represent
  • Extend the lesson by having children create word problems that model each property of multiplication
Pros

  • Includes a warm-up activity that activates students' prior knowledge about multiplication
  • A collection of printable multiplication problems are included for use during the lesson
  • Provides classroom displays that clearly define each property of multiplication
Cons

  • None