Commutative Property

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the Commutative Property:

- It applies to addition and multiplication.
- The order of the addends does not change the sum.
- The order of the factors does not change the product.
- It cannot be applied to subtraction or division.

Example

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Commutative Property Card Sort Activity

Commutative Property Card Sort Activity

Non-example

(3 **∙** 2) **∙** 5 = 3 **∙** (2 **∙** 5)

5 + (3 + 4) = (5 + 3) + 4

These are examples of the Associative Property.

4 - 8 ≠ 8 - 4

4 ÷ 8 ≠ 8 ÷ 4

Subtraction and division are non-examples of operations that may be used with the Commutative Property.

TEKS: 1(5)(G), 2(4)(B), 3(4)(A), 3(4)(G), 3(4)(K), 4(3)(E), 4(4)(B), 4(4)(D), 5(3)(E),

5(3)(H), 6(7)(D)