Solving Equations with the Distributive Property

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Now there are parentheses in these equations? As the lessons continue in this series, equations get progressively more complex. Eighth graders solve equations by applying the distributive property before using inverse operations. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to solve these equations in pairs; take turns completing a step to solve the equation
  • Use the even problems in the problem set as classwork, and assign the odd problems as homework
Classroom Considerations
  • Viewing the video requires Internet access
  • Reviews the distributive property within expressions before applying it to solve equations
  • Includes a set of practice problems and an answer key
  • Includes word problems in the practice problems, but the video does not show any examples
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