Commutative Law in Math

What is commutative law?

The commutative law says you can get the same answer when you swap the numbers around when you add or multiply them.

For example, in addition:

3 + 4 = 7

4 + 3 = 7

In multiplication:

3 x 4 = 12

4 x 3 = 12

Commutative law

When multiplying three or more numbers that allows students to multiply any two numbers as a first then, then multiply the product by the remaining number or numbers, no matter what the order is.

For example, when multiplying three numbers:

2 x 4 x 6 = 8 x 6 = 48

2 x 4 x 6 = 2 x 24 = 48

Commutative law

Commutative property worksheets

In our grade 4 math section we have a set of worksheets where students can practice multiplying multiple numbers using the commutative law.

Commutative property worksheets

 

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