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Understanding the Properties of Arithmetic: A Prerequisite for Success in Algebra

Margaret Tent 

August 2006, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 22

Abstract:
The role of the commutative, associative, distributive, and identity properties of addition and multiplication in preparing children for future success in algebra. Includes examples of models that can be used to explain and represent each property.

Keywords:
Article
Curriculum Developer
Addition and Subtraction
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Basic Facts
Teacher
Multiplication and Division