Math Properties

Robin Greenlee

Boise State University

Learner Description: This page is designed for teachers who teach 5th grade and work with differnt math properties.

What are the different Math Properties?

The three that I am going to focus on are: Commutative Property, Associative Property, and Distributive Propery. These properties apply to addition and multiplication. I have provided a defintion of each property below:

Each of these properties helps us solve different math problems. They are a way to allow us an easier way to solve math problems that can be overwhelming. The diagram below shows the different math properties and provides links to videos if you click on the rectangle for each property.

math properties concept map with sub catergories for associative property, distributive property, and commutative property Link to video about commutative property Link to associate property video Link to Distibutive Property