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 ๐. 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 |