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Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs learners to an understanding of this crucial mathematical property. A great activity for developing young mathematicians' ability to find and explain numerical patterns. For advanced learners, encourage them to find and explain other patterns in the table to further develop their critical thinking skills.
- Activity thoroughly supports students in understanding the commutative property of addition
- Allows for an introduction to the meaning of multiplication
- Coloring activity engages learners in the identification of patterns in the addition table