On this worksheet, students will try to make multiplication problems easier by factoring them and using the Associative Property. Students will factor one or both numbers and learn to group them in different ways to make the computations easier. Just learning and practicing that numbers can be broken down and multiplied in any order is helpful!
This product comes with a corresponding homework that requires students to reflect on two different strategies, what they have in common, and which one they prefer.
This activity will have your students thinking and seeing other ways to view multiplication and can help with mental math.