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Show your learners how to regroup algebraic expressions with visual support. The video demonstrates how to take larger groups of items and break them into smaller groups using the distributive property. Similar to factoring, use this video along with the previous video for more visual examples of grouping. Note: This is the sixth video in a series of seven
Eighth graders express the area of a rectangle as the product of its length and width. They create a formal statement of the distributive property as well as model the distributive property using area. They practice factoring and multiplying using the distributive property.
Get your learners ready for distributing with this two-page worksheet full of problems to simplify. The problems include positive and negative numbers that test integer skills, as well as the ability to simplify expressions. Answer key is included and the pages can be used separately or together as a whole assignment. 
The distributive property is a foundational skill taught two ways in this interactive web page. Your young mathematicians can practice their order of operations by solving distributive problems working from inside out. They then move on to distributing the outside number to everything inside to reach the same result. Learners can go at their own speed and take a quick test afterward to practice their skills on a variety of different style questions. 
The instructor illustrates how to distribute a number on the outside of a parentheses to the terms inside the parentheses. I feel like this lesson is incomplete in that she uses the rainbow arrows to show she is distributing but does the math in her head. She also stops after distributing and does not combine the like terms.
Some polynomials, when multiplied, result in a special product. Sal uses the distributive property to demonstrate the multiplication process. He then explains why some polynomials cannot be completely simplified.
Sal adds a few more steps to these problems as he solves algebraic equations with two steps - though he states that "there's more than one way to do it." Those who become confused by increasingly complicated algebra problems on a test would do well to watch this video a few times.
Preteens create a foldable in order to review the properties of operations. They apply their knowledge to write equivalent equations using stock market scenarios. A neat homework page is provided that has four expressions to be simplified using the distributive property, as well as a few word problems to solve. This lesson succeeds in addressing the Common Core standard that it was designed for. 
Wow! Put on that thinking cap and solve multi-step equations. To solve equations, learners review the use of the distributive property and combining like terms. This three-day lesson comes with about 20 pages of worksheets, warm-ups, quizzes and answer keys.
In this solving equations activity, learners use the distributive property to find the value of the unknown.  This one-page activity contains 10 multi-step problems.  Answers are provided.
Are you stumped by having a fraction in front of the parentheses in an equation you are trying to solve? Never fear. Watch as the instructor shows you how to work your way through this equation starting with the distributive property and moving on to solving.
Students will use the distributive property to simply expressions by removing parentheses from the expression. Like terms will then be combined to completely simplify the expression.
In this multi-step equations worksheet, students solve 10 short answer problems. Students solve multi-step equations using the distributive property, simplifying like terms, and isolating the variable.
Fifth graders complete numbers puzzles using the distributive property.  In this problem solving activity, 5th graders enter a formula into Excel or other spreadsheet program  and follow a series of steps to find their number.  Students recognize that they always get the same number for an answer.
In this applying properties of multiplication to solve word problems worksheet, students use rectangles and the Distributive Property to problem solve. Students solve six problems.
In this multi-step inequalities worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 12 different problems that include solving using various steps. First, they use the distributive property to remove any grouping symbols. Then, students simplify each side of the inequality and undo any indicated additions and subtractions. Finally, they undo any indicated multiplications and divisions involving the variable.
In this adding and subtracting expressions worksheet, learners use the distributive property to prove statements true. They simplify given expressions. Students use algebra to find the perimeter of a given figure. This one-page worksheet contains 22 multi-step problems.
Definitions and examples of everything related to polynomials.  A great review sheet showing the variety of ways in which to solve polynomials. Lots of practice problems to reinforce adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomials. 
Review worksheet for simple multi-step equations. Practice using combining like terms, distributive property, variables on both sides of the equation to solve the equations.
Reinforces the use of the distributive property for the pre-algebra or the beginning algebra pupil. Multiple choice and short answer questions test the use of the distributive property in expressions using solely numerical values or simple algebraic constructs.

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