What is the Commutative Property of Multiplication?

What is the Commutative Property of Multiplication?

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When you're multiplying numbers, the Commutative Property of Multiplication can be very useful! This tutorial introduces this handy property and shows you how to use it.

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Background Tutorials

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

A rectangle is one of the many fundamental shapes you'll see in math. Rectangles have special properties that can be very useful in helping you solve a problem. This tutorial introduces you to rectangles and explains their interesting qualities!

Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

Multiplying integers is just like performing a bunch of additions of the same integer! Check out this tutorial and see how much multiplying and repeated addition have in common.