# 1.OA.3 First Grade Common Core Lesson

### How to teach Addition Properties

In this 1.OA.3 First Grade Common Core Lesson, students discover that you can add in any order and get the same sum each time!

This 1.OA.3 First Grade Common Core lesson allows students to discover that it doesn't matter what order they use when adding addends, they will still get the same answer. This  lesson is good for a small group, math center, partner practice or whole group lesson.

Match the equations on the popcorn cards to the same equations on the popcorn buckets. Notice that even though the addends are in a different order, you still get the same answer! Continue your practice of the Commutative Property of Addition using the worksheets individually or with a partner.

### Other resources to use with this 1.OA.3 First Grade Common Core Lesson

Use this Commutative and Associative Properties Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce the lesson by showing adding two set of objects and then switching the order of adding. Ask questions like "What do you think will happen when we switch the order?" or "Do you think it matters the order that we add in?". Then have students continue practice finding which popcorn card matches the same equation on the popcorn buckets. Students continue their practice of using the Commutative Property of Addition using the provided worksheets.

Be sure to check out more Properties Worksheets and the entire First Grade Common Core Workbook.