Associative Property Of Multiplication - Definition with Examples
Here’s an example of how the product does not change irrespective of how the factors are grouped.
Here is another example.
( 7 x 8 ) x 11
= 56 x 11
7 x ( 8 x 11 )
= 7 x 88
Let's do it!
Take your child out to a library. Ask them calculate the approximate number of books in one section of the library. Ask them to count the number of shelves, the number of racks in the section and number of books on a shelf. (Assume the number of books in each shelf is the same.) Ask the children to multiply them to find the number of books in that section. Ask them to check their calculations using the associative property of multiplication.
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