## Introduction

We all know what multiplication is but we don't really know the rules, or properties of multiplication. Multiplication Properties include the following properties:

• Commutative Property of Multiplication
• Associative Property of Multiplication
• Identity Property of Multiplication
• Zero Property of Multiplication
I know that all of these big and fancy words seem like a lot of stuff, but it's actually pretty easy. Especially once you know what they are and have solved some examples!

### Commutative Property of Multiplication

Definition: The order of factors can be changed, but the product stays the same.
Example: 4x3=12
3x4=12

### Associative Property of Multiplication

Definition: You can change the grouping of the factors. The product stays the same.
Example: (6x8)x7=336
6x(8x7)=336

### Identity Property of Multiplication

Definition: When you multiply any number by 1, the product is that number.
Example: 2x1=2

### Zero Property of Multiplication

Definition: When you multiply any number by 0, the product is 0.
Example: 3x0=0

## More about the Properties of Multiplication

I hope that after reading the above information on the Properties of Multiplication, you got an idea of what each is. Even if you already knew these, this was probably a good review! Also, if you still think you need to practice identifying them, try doing the problems listed below:

Sheet 1 Practice Problems Multiplication