Basic Math Properties.

Basic Math Properties.

Author: Sara Gorsuch

To Inform and refresh the audience on the order of operations, commutative property, associative property, distributive property. Just a reminder, This is a refresher for people who have already covered these concepts in depth.

I will show you the definitions of each part to help understand exactly what it is, and then give examples of how to use each one of them in my video!

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Basic Math Properties

Remember these few definitions and this stuff will be alot easier!

Order of Operations: The order in which one uses when working with any linear equation. PEMDAS. The order is as follows, Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtracting. This is commonly Used with the acronym (Please, Excuse, My, Dear, Aunt, Sally).


Associative Property: the Associative Property is the rule that refers to grouping. For addition, the rule is "a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c


Distributive Property: recall that "multiplication distributes over addition". Formally, they write this property as "a(b + c) = ab + ac"


Commutative Property: the Commutative Property is the one that refers to moving stuff around. For addition, the rule is "a + b = b + a"

Basic Math Properties