This 7 slide power point is a great introduction to the distributive property of multiplication. It asks the essential question of "What is the Distributive Property of Multiplication"? and then two characters, an owl and a young girl, talk about it. Colored area models of multiplication are visual aids for students just beginning this study. The final two slides give opportunities for students to give it a try and offer a chance to see that there are several ways to distribute, or "spread out", a multiplication number sentence.