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Distributive Property Teacher Resources
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In this problems solving worksheet, 6th graders write the degree of 4 polynomials, rewrite 4 polynomials in standard form and solve 4 polynomial equations. Students use the distributive property to find 6 products, solve 10 binomial equations and factor 8 polynomial equations.
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.
Apply the concept of algebraic properties. Learners take part in a jigsaw activity that teaches them the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties. They read the opener activity provided and determine whether that is the equation on their computer, then use a chart to compare properties.
Fifth graders complete numbers puzzles using the distributive property. For 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.
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 multiplication worksheet, students find the product to 7 multiplication math problems involving two-digit numbers. Students utilize the Distributive Property to rewrite and solve 4 math expressions and mental math to solve 5 additional math expressions. Students evaluate 4 expressions and solve 2 math word problems.
Looking for geometric model of polynomials? Using the model of area of the rectangle in two different ways, learners create polynomials that are represented by the lengths of the sides. They then reverse this process to grain insight into simple factoring of expressions using the GCF.