Although many students seem to understand math properties when they are discussed in class, they often get confused when they have to complete homework. Included in this download is a student worksheet where students cut out and past an algebraic and numeric example of 9 math properties. The properties covered in this activity are the Zero Property of Multiplication, Identity Property of Addition, Identity Property of Multiplication, Commutative Property of Addition, Commutative Property of Multiplication, Associative Property of Addition, Associative Property of Multiplication, Distributive Property of Addition and Distributive Property of Multiplication.
I have students complete this activity as an open-book assessment, but it could be used for homework or as an in-class activity also. It forces students to take a closer look at the properties independently.
An answer key is included.