and 5 x 4 = 20
So remember: The commutative property means that the numbers change places.
Dear Lois: You helped me learn 7 x 8 = 56 and 7 x 7 = 49. Could you help me with 6 x 7? Your friend, Roger D.
Sure thing, Rog! Let's stick to football. Here's a cheer that should help you remember 6 x 7.
And speaking of the commutative property, you can switch the six and seven around in the cheer to help you remember 7 x 6 = 42.
Dear Students: Here are some fun puzzles for you to try. Which of the figures below are traceable? That is, which ones can you trace without lifting your pencil or retracing lines you have already traced?
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