# Arithmetic properties: Commutative property

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##### Intros

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###### Lessons

**Commutative property equations**

Use the commutative property (for addition and multiplication) to fill in the blanks.**Changing the order to add/multiply lists of numbers**

Do the operations, and then__in order__. Are the answers different?__backwards order__**Commutative property of addition word problem**

James and Scarlet both need to buy a pair of skates and a helmet. Store A sells the skates for $83.67. Store B sells the helmet for $54.29. James goes to store A first, then store B; Scarlet goes to store B first, then store A. Did they pay different amounts? Explain.**Commutative property of multiplication word problem**

Felix has 24 pages of homework he must finish in 6 days. If he is going to do the same number of pages each day:- Which wall will need more paint to cover its area?
- A wall that is 5 $\frac{1}{2}$m tall and 8m wide
- A wall that is 8m tall and 5 $\frac{1}{2}$ m wide

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