Commutative Property of Addition: Definition & Example


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Which one of these examples best illustrates the commutative property of addition?

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1. Which real life example best illustrates the commutative property of addition?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of the commutative property of addition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the commutative property of addition in this quiz and test your ability to recognize the property. Practice problems will include assessments of your ability to identify the commutative property both mathematically and in writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these guides you will be tested on:

  • Recognizing examples of the commutative property of addition
  • Applying the commutative property to verbal situations
  • Applying what you learned to algebraic equations

Skills Practiced

This combination of quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a property of addition
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the commutative property and its relation to equations
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving addition and algebra
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding properties of addition and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information about the commutative property of addition, review the accompanying lesson titled Commutative Property of Addition: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following goals:

  • Define the commutative property
  • Solve mathematical and algebraic problems involving addition
  • Identify instances of the commutative property in equations
  • Use real-life examples to explain the commutative property of addition