# Lesson Plan: Simplifying Expressions: Commutative and Associative Properties Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to simplify algebraic expressions using the commutative and associative properties of addition and multiplication.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

- recall and identify the associative and commutative properties of addition and multiplication,
- recall and identify the distributive property of multiplication,
- rewrite expressions by applying the associative and commutative properties of addition and multiplication and the distributive property of multiplication,
- apply the associative and commutative properties of addition and multiplication and the distributive property of multiplication to solve problems.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

- simplifying expressions by collecting like terms.