By the end of this tutorial students should be able to look at an equation and determine which of the properties listed in the summary the example exemplifies, if any. They should be able to generate examples of each property on their own while looking at the properties.
8-3.3 Use commutative, associative, and distributive properties to examine the equivalence of algebraic expressions.
EA-2.5 Carry out a procedure using properties of real numbers (including commutative, associative, & distributive) to simplify expressions.
EA-2.6 Carry out a procedure to evaluate an expression by substituting a value for the variable.
An explanation of each of the following properties:
Here are the links to the videos. You may click them or copy and paste them into your address bar.
Please watch them in the correct order. When you finish one, just click back and start the next. Enjoy!
Here is the link to the survey I would like you to fill out as you are learning about the properties.
Here's the handout to accompany the video.