Associative Property

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the Associative Property:

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

Example

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Associative Property Card Sort Activity

Non-example

(14 + 7) + 3 = (7 + 14) + 3

(12**∙** 3) **∙** 2 = (3 **∙** 12) **∙** 2

These are examples of the Commutative Property.

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These are examples of 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)