Commutative Property of Addition Worksheets

Commutative Property of Addition Worksheets

The “Commutative Property of Addition” tells us we can change the order in which we add numbers (addends) without affecting the answer (sum). For example, 2+3 gives the same answer as 3+2.

It may seem silly to give a simple concept such a complex name, but here’s how you can remember it. Do you see the word commute in commutative? Well, commute means to travel or move. So the commutative property of addition allows the numbers you’re adding together to move around, or commute!

Understanding this basic concept will help you get faster at addition, which makes math way more fun! Click the + below to see how this property is different from the associative property of addition!

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Commutative Property of Addition (Printable PDFs)

In these “Commutative Property of Addition Worksheets,” students will use what they know about the commutative property of addition to fill in the missing values of various number sentences. Some worksheets include a bank of solutions for students to choose from. All worksheets include an answer key.