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.
Associative Property of Multiplication
Definition: You can change the grouping of the factors. The product stays the same.
Identity Property of Multiplication
Definition: When you multiply any number by 1, the product is that number.
Zero Property of Multiplication
Definition: When you multiply any number by 0, the product is 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