# Rewrite Using Associative Property Worksheets

How to Rewrite a Value Using the Associative Property - The associative property in mathematics states that you can perform addition or multiplication regardless of how numbers are grouped together. When we say grouped, it means that how the parenthesis is used. In other words, if one is performing multiplication or addition, it doesn't matter where the parenthesis is used. For example: 1 + (2 + 3) = (1 + 2) + 3, (2 x 3) x 4 = 2 x (3 x 4). So now, as you have learned the basic concept of associative property, you can now use this method for rewriting a value. Let's try understanding it with an example, shall we? 8 (3x). Now some students might get confused in terms of how 8 can be multiplied by 3x. It doesn't seem normal. Well, if you cannot solve it using the associative property i.e. (8 x 3) and then multiplying it by the variable x. Hence, you can get 24 and then multiply it with x, and you'll get the answer 24x.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the associative property and applications of the model. Practice problems are provided. Rewrite using the associative property. (4+8)+2 According to the associative property (a + b) + c = (b + c) + a. Therefore, (4+8) + 2 = 4 + (8+2).

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explains how to rearrange an equation with the associative property. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Contains 20 rewrite exercises for you using the associative property. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 rewrite using the associative property problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 rewrite using the associative property problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 rewrite using the associative property problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

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