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Real Number Properties

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCards™ set promotes understanding of commutative properties, associative properties and the distributive property. Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, ch. 1-1.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to either the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus family of calculators. Download the attached StudyCard file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards set to learn or review the commutative properties, associative properties and the distributive property. Examples from arithmetic are used to lead to the properties.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary