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3rd Grade Math Multiplication Vocabulary
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Commutative Property of Multiplication
The property that states that the order in which two numbers are multiplied does not change the product.
Distributive Property of Multiplication
This property allows you to decompose one factor into addends that are easier to multiply.
Associative Property of Multiplication
The property that states that the grouping of factors does not change the product. It can make multiplying 3 numbers easier.
Identity Property of Multiplication
When any number is multiplied by 1, the product is that number.
Zero Property of Multiplication
When any number is multiplied by 0, the product is zero.
array
Objects or symbols displayed in rows of the same length and columns of the same length.
equal groups
Groups with the same number of objects.
factor
A number that divides a whole number evenly.
multiply (multiplication)
An operation on two numbers to find their product.
combination
A new set that has one item from each group of items.
multiplication sentence
A number sentence using the x sign.
product
An operation on two numbers to find their product.
multiple
A multiple of a number is the product of that number and any other number.
decompose
to separate into parts
known fact
A fact that you know by memory.
expression
A combination of numbers and operations that represent a quantity. No equal sign.
variable
A letter or symbol, such as a box, ?, or m used to represent an unknown quantity. A symbol for the unknown.
equation
A sentence that contains an equals sign (=), showing that two expressions are equal.
evaluate
To find the value of an expression.
operations
A mathematical process, which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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