Commutative Property of Addition Activity

Commutative Property of Addition Activity

How to teach Properties of Addition

Using Commutative Property of Addition Activity, students match the popcorn cards to the matching popcorn container to show examples of the commutative property of addition.

Understanding that you can add in any order is important foundation for your students. This activity will help them practice the Commutative Property of Addition.

Solve the addition equations below by applying the commutative property. Then, students write their own equations showing the properties of addition.


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Introduce the activity by showing adding two set of objects and then switching the order of adding. Next, ask questions like "What do you think will happen when we switch the order?". Then,  students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students explain how the properties of addition help them solve addition equations. Once finished, challenge students to write their own equations that show the Properties of Addition.

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