# Rewrite Using the Commutative Property Worksheets

How to Rewrite a Value Using the Commutative Property - The commutative property comes from the word commute, which means to move around. The commutative property states that you can swap the numbers around but still get the same answer. That means that the order of the numbers doesn’t affect the result. Commutative property of addition says that you can add the numbers in any order but still gets the same result. The general form of the property is written as a + b = b + a. That means whether you add 3+2 or 2+3, you will get the same answer, that is 5. This property also works for more than two numbers. For example, 4+5+6 will give the same answer as 6+5+4. The commutative property of multiplication is similar to the commutative property of multiplication. This property states that the order of the numbers doesn’t affect the result. You might want to change the order of the number to make the problem easier, but your result will remain the same. The general form of the commutative property of multiplication is written as: a x b = b x a. For instance, multiplying 4 x 3 will give you the same answer as multiplying 3 x 4, and that is 12.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the use of the commutative addition property of numbers. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explains how to rewrite operations using the commutative property of multiplication. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Contains 20 Rewrite Using the Commutative Property problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 Rewrite Using the Commutative Property problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 Rewrite Using the Commutative Property problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 Rewrite Using the Commutative 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.

#### Just the Facts

A teacher was trying to impress her students with the fact that terms cannot be subtracted from one another unless they are like terms. "For example," she continued, "we cannot take five apples from six bananas."