This task is a multi-digit multiplication problem addressing the associative property for fifth-grade students. Students are given the statement 22 x (36 x 5) = (22 x 36) x 5, and after examining both expressions, are given two questions to critique. Scaffolded questions are provided with argumentation language to break down the problem and address the associative property.

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