# Commutative Property

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The lesson explains the commutative property to your students. Addition and multiplication are both covered. Several examples are provided for the teacher to review with the students. The lesson may be used with other lessons about mathematical properties.

## Commutative Property Lesson Plan Includes:

• Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
• Instructional Content Pages about Commutative Property
• Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Commutative Property
• Common Core State Standards

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### Description

The lesson explains the commutative property to your students. Addition and multiplication are both covered. Several examples are provided for the teacher to review with the students. The lesson may be used with other lessons about mathematical properties.

#### Classroom Procedure:

1. Begin by asking students if they ever remember hearing the word commute. Ask them to define or explain where they heard this word and the context.  Help create a definition of ‘commute’.
2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of the commutative property in order to help them learn the new property. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
3. Introduce the notes on the commutative property. Have students practice problems with addition and multiplication.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
4. Have students practice problems.
5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually with their set of dice.
6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the new property.
8. In closing, ask students to explain how the definition at the beginning of class applies to the commutative property.
9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.B.5