In continuation of my posts on the Multiplication topic, today I will be sharing my work on Properties of Multiplication. As per common core standards a 3rd grader is expected to know about these multiplication properties which includes Associative property, Commutative property, Distributive property, Identity property, and Zero property.

This week when I was teaching this topic, I had my kiddo first use the blocks to visualize and see these multiplication properties in action. I am a big fan of these place value blocks and it always comes handy. I bought mine from Lakeshore, but these are now available at Amazon for less ðŸ˜Š. You can get these at Amazon: Place Value Blocks.

Later, I gave her the worksheets (HERE) to reinforce her understanding of Properties of Multiplication.

**Associative Property**of multiplication states that you can change the grouping of the factors the product will be the same.

**Example**: (5 x 2) x 3 = 30

**Commutative Property**of multiplication states that you can multiply the factors in any order, the product stays the same.

**Example**: 4 x 2 = 2 x 4

Commutative Property of Multiplication |

**Distributive Property**of multiplication states that when on factor of multiplication is rewritten as sum of two numbers, the product does not change.

**Example**: 6 x 5 = 6 x ( 3 + 2)

= (6 x 3) + ( 6 x 2)

= 18 + 12

= 30

Distributive Property of Multiplication |

**Identity Property**of multiplication states that if a number is multiplied by 1, the product is the number itself.

**Example**: 5 x 1 = 5

**Zero Property**of multiplication: states that the product of any number and zero is zero.

**Example**: 7 x 0 = 0

The place value blocks always comes handy when

Learning these properties can be quite overwhelming for kids and it will be a good idea to have them create a foldable which they can glue in their interactive notebooks or take home for review.

### Properties of Multiplication Worksheets

I have created 7 worksheets to go with this topic. You can find these HERE.

Thanks,

Shimps

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