Multiplication with Jungle Joe Properties of Multiplication with Froodle the Chicken One day Joe was walking through the jungle, looking for someone to teach him more multiplication so he could leave this crazy place. When he was about to go to sleep, a chicken randomly jumped out of a bush near him. A chicken in the jungle? Joe thought to himself.   Background info: The chicken’s name was Froodle. Froodle was born cross-eyed and lived on a farm. One day it went exploring, and lost its way. Then, Froodle ended up in this jungle.     This was my home.   “I will teach you the properties of multiplication. It will help you multiply and get out of the jungle. If you want to learn, stay here and I'll show you.   “The commutative property of multiplication means that no matter what order you put the numbers in, when you are multiplying, you always end up with the same answer.” “An example is 5 x 6=30 and 6 x 5=30.”   “The associative property of multiplication says that when the grouping of the factors or parenthesis is changed, the answer always stays the same.When something is in parenthesis, you multiply that first. Remember, parenthesis always come first” “An example is 2 x (3 x 4) = 24 and 3 x (4 x 2) =24”   “The multiplication identity property of multiplication says that the product of any number and one is that number.” “An example is 5 x 1=5”   “The zero property of multiplication means that any number times zero has a product of zero.” “An example is 4 x 0=0”   “The distributive property of multiplication says that the sum of two numbers multiplied by the third is the same as multiplying both the first and the second by the third and adding the products together.” “An example is 4 x (6 + 3)=36 and (4 x 6) + (4 x 3) =36”   "Those are most of the properties of multiplication. I hope you learned a lot!"   "Thank you"- said Joe   "Your Welcome"- said Froodle       Having trouble with properties of multiplication? Go to my Properties Practice   Front Page   Having Trouble with words? Go to our dictionary page   Dictionary with Dick Introduction: This is a page about the properties of multiplication. Froodle the Chicken will teach you them. These can help you with you multiplication facts.