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(e.g., rotate a rectangular array 90 degrees to demonstrate that factors in a multiplication sentence can switch places) Commutative Property

Multiplication/Mutiply

3 X 5 = 15

Factors Product

Divide/Divison (e.g., 15 ÷ 5 = 3)

15÷5 = 3

Factors Quotient

Unknown (e.g., with reference to a factor, missing factor )

3 X __ = 15

Unknown

15 ÷ __ = 3

RDW or Read, Draw, Write

(a Number Sentence and a Statement)

Mathematicians and teachers suggest a simple process applicable to all grades:

1) Read.

2) Draw and Label.

3) Write a number sentence (equation).

4) Write a word sentence (statement).