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Multiplication & Associative Property

Free printable math worksheets to help students learn how to use the associative property of multiplication as a strategy to multiply.

The associative property plays a crucial role in understanding and simplifying multiplication problems.

Associative Property of Multiplication:

This property states that the order that a group of numbers are multiplied together does not matter.

Example:

3 × (5 × 2) = (3 × 5) × 2 = 30
4 × (2 × 8) = (4 × 2) × 8 = 64

Benefits of the Associative Property:

- Simplifies calculations: You can rearrange multiplication problems based on what’s easiest to solve first.
- Allows for grouping: You can group numbers together using brackets to make calculations clearer or more efficient.
- Connects to other mathematical concepts: The associative property forms the basis for distributive property and understanding algebraic expressions.

Have a look at this video if you need help learning how to use the associative property of multiplication.

Then, practice the following worksheets.

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Multiplication & Associative Property Worksheet #1

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Multiplication & Associative Property

Multiply 3-digit by 1-digit (eg. 435 x 6)

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