Commutative Property

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 1.33.14 PM The Commutative Property is very important, but sometimes can be a difficult topic to grasp. If students have trouble understanding the concept, Matific has a great episode ‘A Balancing Act’ that children can use for further practice.

commIf you don’t have a computer in class, you can use paint as an alternative to demonstrate the property.  Mixing colors can help students to visualize the concept that no matter the order, two numbers always add up to the same sum, much like yellow and blue will always make green.