Associative Property

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With our Associative Property lesson plan, students learn what the associative property is in mathematics for both addition and multiplication and how to use it. Students practice identifying problems that use the associative property as a part of this lesson.

Included with this lesson are some adjustments or additions that you can make if you’d like, found in the “Options for Lesson” section of the Classroom Procedure page. One of the optional additions to this lesson is to have students physically group themselves to demonstrate the property in front of the class.

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What our Associative Property lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Associative Property explains the associative property, discusses both addition and multiplication, and provides several examples for teachers to do with students. Students learn that associative property allows you to add or multiply regardless of how the numbers are grouped. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to understand the associative property of addition and multiplication. This lesson is for students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the blue box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. The supplies you will need for this lesson include scissors, glue, and extra paper.

Options for Lesson

Included with this lesson is an “Options for Lesson” section that lists a number of suggestions for activities to add to the lesson or substitutions for the ones already in the lesson. One optional addition to this lesson is to have students begin to incorporate the commutative and associative property. If you have more advanced students, you can begin to incorporate more than three numbers,. Finally, you could have students physically group themselves to demonstrate the property in front of the class.

Teacher Notes

The teacher notes page includes lines that you can use to add your own notes as you’re preparing for this lesson.

ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY LESSON PLAN CONTENT PAGES

Associative Property

The Associative Property lesson plan includes one content page. The associative property shows us that we can add or multiply numbers regardless of the way the numbers are grouped. We add or multiply grouped numbers (numbers in parenthesis) first. When we add three or more numbers, the sum is the same no matter which numbers you add or multiply first. It doesn’t matter which order you add or multiply.

The lesson includes an example of the associative property of addition. (4 + 5) + 2 is the same as 4 + (5 + 2). 9 + 2 = 4+ 7. 11 = 11.

It also includes an example of the associative property of multiplication. (3 x 4) x 1 is the same as 3 x (4 x 1). 12 x 1 = 3 x 4. 12 = 12.

ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS

The Associative Property lesson plan includes four worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, a homework assignment, and a quiz. You can refer to the guide on the classroom procedure page to determine when to hand out each worksheet.

MATCHING ACTIVITY WORKSHEET

The activity worksheet asks students to cut out the cards on the worksheet, match them, and glue them on a separate page.

EQUAL OR NOT PRACTICE WORKSHEET

For the practice worksheet, students will use the associative property to determine if the equations are equal or not equal.

ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

The homework assignment asks students to fill in the missing numbers in different equations using the associative property.

QUIZ

This lesson includes a quiz that you can use to test students’ understanding of the lesson material. For the quiz, students will draw a line between the matching equations.

Worksheet Answer Keys

This lesson plan includes answer keys for the practice worksheet, the homework assignment, and the quiz. If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information

grade-level

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

subject

Math

State Educational Standards

LB.Math.Content.3.OA.B.5

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.

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11/08/2019
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Associative Property lesson

I actually got this because I was gone on PD and needed to have lesson plans for my substitute. She used it and it really helped her with the lesson.

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