Distributive Property Teacher Resources
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Regroup Algebraic Expressions by Applying the Distributive Property
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.
5 mins 6th - 7th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Distributive Property and Mystery Lots
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.
8th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
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.
6th - 9th Math 25 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Distributive Property
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.
4th - 7th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Use the Distributive Property?
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.
1 min 6th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Two Step Equations
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.
14 mins 7th - 11th Math 8 Views 25 Downloads
Exploring Properties - What is the Stock Market?
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.
5th - 7th Math 73 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Balancing Act: Solving Multi-Step Equations
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 instructional activity comes with about 20 pages of worksheets, warm-ups, quizzes and answer keys.
6th - 8th Math 247 Views 1988 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Solve a Two-Step Equation by Distributing a Fraction First?
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.
3 mins 6th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Number Tricks and Algebra
Fifth graders complete numbers puzzles using the distributive property. In this problem solving lesson, 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.
5th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Solving Multi-Step Inequalities
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.
9th Math 3 Views 27 Downloads
Practice Masters Level B: 2.6 Adding & Subtracting Expressions
In this adding and subtracting expressions worksheet, students 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.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Math 7-8 Polynomial Operations Review
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.
9th - 10th Math 16 Views 165 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 51 Downloads