Common Core Math Vocabulary

Commutative Property Of Addition - Definition with Examples

What is Commutative Property of Addition ?

Commutative Property of Addition Definition: When two numbers are added, the sum is the same regardless of the order in which they are added.

For addition, the rule is "a + b = b + a"

Commutative Property of Addition Definition

 

Commutative Property in Real Life

Wearing gloves resembles the commutative operation which glove is worn first is unimportant.

Commutative Property of addition can be observed when paying bills. For example; when paying a dime and a nickel to the cashier, it doesn’t matter which one is paid first. The total remains the same.

 

 

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