Within this product, you will find the items I use in my own classroom to help students lead students to the discovery of the communitive property. In the student activity, students will be rolling numbers for the equations; this helps the practice to feel more like a ‘game’ rather than just worksheet practice.
Before teaching this lesson, I first teach ‘Understanding Subtraction Equations: Why We Can’t Reverse Them’ to first explore what happens when we switch around subtraction equations:
If you are interested in the sequence of lessons that helped to build up to this particular lesson, or the lessons that follow, please see my store or contact me.
Included in this product:
Suggested lesson outline
Vocabulary card to match lesson
Examples/Non-Examples for lesson discussion
Student activity sheet
Wrap Up activity for whole class practice/discussion
Number card sets, in case you don’t have number cubes or dice
Suggested Number Talk
However you use this lesson/activity set for discovering the communitive property, I genuinely hope that you find these materials helpful in your classroom!
Happy teaching & happy learning.