Are You Teaching the Associative Property of Multiplication?

In addition to using these Associative Property of Multiplication task cards for a center, for student seatwork, small group work, and / or homework, you can use them for a fun way to introduce the lesson. 
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Associative Property of Multiplication Task Cards with a cute cupcake and child theme at TeacherspayTeachers.
Associative Property of Multiplication Task Cards
These task cards can help you!

Lesson Idea: Using white boards and five students, have them stand at the board. Give three students one number each. For example, 5 3 and 2. Then have one student be opening parenthesis and the last student be the closing parenthesis. Have an "audience" classmate arrange them, with guidance if needed, to organize the students into a problem. (3 x 2) x 5= then have them select a student to answer the parenthesis part first and stand with their white board saying 6. Have a new student solve the problem left, 6 x 5= 30. 
Next, involve another student to rearrange the problem and parenthesis. Continue to call students up to the front with their whiteboards until it has been solved each time. After three to four rearrangements, you can then discuss with everyone that Ah-ha moment that no mater what, it is always 30.
The task cards allow you to pull one, put it on the over head and not worry about it being to difficult for your third graders to solve.

To continue with the skill on a higher level: Use the task cards to find the unknown factor. (4 x __) x 2=

I hope this little introduction keeps everyone involved and moving in your classroom with some fun too!

 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Associative Property of Multiplication Task Cards with a cute kid and cupcake theme at TeacherspayTeachers.
Later: Use these task cards and printable recording sheets for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework.

→36 Task Cards in color.
→36 Task Cards in black and white.
→3 Recording Printable Worksheets with 3 Answer Key Sheets
→1 Task Card Folder Cover or Center Sign
→1 Associative Property of Multiplication Definition Poster
→1 Common Core Definition Poster
 Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Associative Property of Multiplication Task Cards with a cute kid and cupcake theme at TeacherspayTeachers.
Common Core: 3.OA.B.5
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.





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