Use this Common Core resource to help students make connections using distributive properties in expressions: 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6(4x + 3y). Slide/sheet is set up for students to describe this process sequentially and then space is provided for them to create their own distributive property examples.
Also use the second slide/sheet to help students apply properties of operations. There are 10 expression statements that students choose true or false for. Then have students correct false statements and create their own for different properties.