Distributive Property Teacher Resources

Find Distributive Property educational ideas and activities

Showing 81 - 100 of 580 resources
In this math worksheet, students use the distributive property to solve twelve multiplication problems. Students write the two digit number as place value addition multiplied by the single digit number. Multiplication is performed and the answers added together.
In this distributive property of multiplication worksheet, students multiply tens and ones separately, then add the products to complete a total of 11 problems.
For this distributive property of multiplication worksheet, learners multiply tens and ones separately, then add the products to complete a total of 11 problems.
For this distributive property worksheet, students multiply tens and ones separately, then add the products to complete 11 problems.
For this using the distributive property to simplify algebraic expressions worksheet, students rewrite ten expressions in simplified form.
In this algebra practice worksheet, students examine 10 algebraic expressions and use the distributive properties and combine life terms to simplify each of them.
For this algebra practice worksheet, students examine 10 algebraic expressions and use the distributive properties and combine life terms to simplify each of them.
Students explore the concepts of commutative, associative, and distributive properties. In this beginning algebra lesson, students discuss the terms "commute", "associate", and "distribute" and how they correlate with the related mathematical properties. Teams work together to demonstrate examples of these properties.
In this algebra worksheet, students multiply numbers using the distributive property. They the solve using the order of operation. There are 4 problems with an answer key.
The instructor demonstrates how to use the distributive property to get rid of the fractions in an equation. Remember to have learners plug their answers back into the original equation in order to check their work.
The last in a series of five videos on multiplication and division strategies focuses on solving basic, yet hard to remember, multiplication facts by using arrays. The problem of 8 x 7 is solved in multiple ways by breaking up an array into its smaller components and explaining how and why this works. A detailed walk-through of multiple different methods of breaking up the array is followed by a discussion of a common mistake learners make when using arrays to multiply.
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.
This activity looks at writing expressions to represent perimeter of a rectangle and then considers the concept of equivalent expressions and the distributive property in more detail. 
Elementary schoolers observe Sal evaluate the expression 4(8+3) and then use the distributive property to solve it. Using different colors to make the process clear, Sal explains not only how to use the distributive property but, with visuals aids, why it works. This video could be a big help for struggling learners. Have them watch it at home while they do their homework.
Mathematicians practice communicating why the sum of two multiples of a number results in another multiple of that number. Encourage learners to construct a viable argument by applying the distributive property or by drawing a diagram. Ask your class if this works for all factors and multiples. 
Several examples of different types of algebraic expressions are multiplied. The distributive property is used to demonstrate the steps needed to multiply the terms in the expressions. Sal combines the like-terms at the end of the presentation. This is an excellent resource.
Kids love to cook! What is a better place to learn mixed numbers than with a recipe? It is up to learners to decide how they want to divide this recipe in half. They may choose to model the mixed number and then divide the model by two. Maybe it is easier for them to graph on a number line and then mark the half-way point. Or a straight computation of multiplying by one half could be their choice. Any way your number crunchers dice it up, they need to use critical thinking in order to complete this exercise.
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.
Apply the distributive property to multiply a monomial times a polynomial to get the area of a rectangle. Then use this information to solve a word problem.
If you know how to use the distributive property and you know how to combine like terms, then you can simplify this expression.

Browse by Subject


Distributive Property