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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.
In this math worksheet, students are given 30 problems to solve involving the distributive property, variables, parentheses, and area problems. The final set of problems asks students to solve problems mentally, without writing them down, by applying the distributive property.
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.
Eighth graders examine the commutative, identity, associative, and distributive properties with variables. They practice solving equations using variables while identifying each property. Finally, they complete tables by adding the name of the property or the value of the variable.