Distributive Property Teacher Resources
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Evaluating Using The Order of Operations
Scholars are introduced to the usage of the Order of Operations. They explore the use of variables and how they are represented by any letter of the alphabet. They then engage in discussion for verbal assessment.
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.
Polynomials and Factoring
Students classify, add, subtract, and factor polynomials. In this polynomials lesson, students classify polynomials by creating their own system. During a discussion, the class decides on a common system. They add and subtract polynomials. Students use inquiry learning to use the distributive property to multiply binomials. Each lesson includes homework and practice problems.
Students practice using the FOIL acronym as a procedure for multiplying two binomial expressions. FOIL occurs by multiplying the First terms, Outside terms, Inside terms and Last terms.
Multiplying Polynomials - FOIL
Young scholars participate in an activity to demonstrate the distributive property. They take notes as they observe different methods of FOIL. Afterward, students work on their own, and in groups to determine which method to use and complete problems in class. As a class, young scholars answer questions about FOIL, binomials, and polynomial functions.
Properties of Addition and Multiplication
Middle schoolers examine equations and identify the property that is exemplified. They select from the commutative property of addition and multiplication, the associative property of addition and multiplication, distributive property, identity property of addition and multiplication and the inverse property of addition and multiplication. This one-page instructional activity contains 13 problems.
Rational Numbers and Their Properties - Reteach 22.3
Middle schoolers review the properties of rational numbers which include the commutative, identity, inverse, and distributive properties. They complete eight equations and identify which property they used.
Seventh graders review different types of equations by playing Math-O. They solve equations, including 1-step equations, 2-step equations, equations with variables on both sides, equations where combining like terms is required.
Simplifying Distribution Worksheet
For this simplifying distribution worksheet, students solve problems with one variable using the distributive property. They place their answers in the answer box provided on the internet. Kids are able to view step-by-step problems and check their answers. There are 20 algorithm problems for students to evaluate.
Fourth graders multiply multi-digit numbers using rectangular arrays, and a variety of mental math strategies. They multiply two-digit numbers through building, sketching, and showing the computation with partial products.
Students explore linear equations. They solve simple one and two step equations. Students use the distribution property to solve equations. They solve equations containing two variables.
Fourth graders practice mastering the ability to multiply multi-digit numbers utilizing rectangular arrays and a variety of mental math strategies. They model and illustrate meanings of multiplication and division of whole numbers and the addition and subtraction of fractions.
Operations on Polynomials 2
In this operations on polynomials learning exercise, 9th graders solve 16 various types of problems related to the operations on various polynomials. First, they complete a table that describes different polynomials and define the degree of a monomial and a polynomial. Then, students use the distributive property to simplify, and then the box method.
Multiply by One-Digit Numbers: Practice
Learners find products, complete function tables, evaluate expressions and use the distributive property. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
Students build models of rectangular arrays with blocks. They separate the arrays along place value lines to identify partial products. Students record partial products. Students find the total value for each array.
In this rational numbers instructional activity, 9th graders solve and complete 12 different problems by dividing each equation. First, they use the division rules given at the top of the sheet to determine how they are going to solve each problems. Then, students use the distributive property to simplify each rational expression.
Solving Single-Variable Equations Part II, Simplifying
Seventh graders explore the concept of solving single-variable equations. In this solving single-variable equations lesson, 7th graders discuss how to simplify both sides of an equation. Students discuss using parenthesis and the distributive property when solving equations. Students go on a scavenger hunt where they must travel the room looking for equations to solve.
Design a Track
Students investigate track and field dimensions, measure an actual track, and construct a scale model. The use of a meter stick, dimensional analysis, and the application of the distributive property to variables forms the main focus of this lesson.
Algebra I: Multiplying Polynomials and Factoring
Students use concrete models (algebra blocks) to demonstrate their processes for solving quadratic equations. They apply the commutative, associative, and distributive properties to simplify algebraic expressions and to solve quadratic equations.
Multiplying Monomials by Polynomials
In this monomial worksheet, students use the distributive property to multiply monomials by polynomials. This one-page worksheet contains 15 problems, with answers.