Return to Mathematics IndexCOMMUTATIVE, ASSOCIATIVE AND DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTIESJames E. Breashears Robeson High School 6835 S. Normal Chicago, IL 60621 1-312-723-1700OBJECTIVES:1) To compute expressions like (56 + a) + 4 and (50 * 7) * 2; 2) To identify the commutative and associative properties; 3) To rewrite expressions by using the distributive property;MATERIALS:1) chalk 2) blackboard 3) electroboard 4) response sheets 5) pencilsSTRATEGIES:1) Class discussion of understanding of terms commute, associate and distribute. 2) Class discussion of dictionary meaning of terms commute, associate and distribute. 3) Teacher blackboard demonstration of mathematical application of terms commutative, associative and distributive properties. 4) Teacher demonstration of electroboard. 5) Three-student-teams demonstration of electroboard. 6) Class participation with response sheets.