# Grade 1 » Operations & Algebraic Thinking » Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. » 3

Print this pageApply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.^{2} *Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.) *