commutative property

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(kə-myo͞o′tə-tĭv, kŏm′yə-tā′tĭv)
The property of addition and multiplication which states that a difference in the order in which numbers are added or multiplied will not change the result of the operation. For example, 2 + 3 gives the same sum as 3 + 2, and 2 × 3 gives the same product as 3 × 2. See also associative property, distributive property.
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{Actually, both proofs could also result straightforwardly from the commutative property of the neutrosophic triplet group.}
The question should be, "How are they to be taught and learned?" There are far more conceptual ways of developing multiplication facts than purely the "drill and kill" approach and a thorough undertanding of the commutative property is one way we can help children learn these facts.
4 + 6 = -- + 6 4 + 7 = -- + 8 28 + 3 = -- + 2 28 + 15 = -- + 14 9 + -- = 8 + 4 8 = -- In this activity, students explore the Commutative Property by examining true/false equations.
The first two problems sought to establish how multiplication without zero was solved and explained and if the subject used the commutative property of multiplication as an explanation.
* building addition facts to at least 20 by recognising patterns or applying the commutative property, e.g.