## Lesson: Associative Property of Multiplication

Developing the Concept

In this lesson, students explore the Associative Property of Multiplication.

**Materials:** none

**Preparation:** none

**Prerequisite Skills and Background:** Students should know the multiplication facts for factors 0 through 10.

**Wrap-Up and Assessment Hints**

Emphasize the importance of multiplying factors in parentheses first. Your students will apply this valuable skill when they perform more than one operation in a number sentence. Give them lots of practice multiplying three factors and have them explain how they found the product, including which factors they multiplied first and why.