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6th Grade Math The Distributive Property in a PowerPoint Presentation

This slideshow lesson is very animated with a flow-through technique. I developed the lesson for my 6th grade class, but it can also be used for upper level class reviews. This lesson teaches how to use the Distributive Property to find products, use the Distributive Property to simplify algebraic expressions, and solve real-life problems using the distributive property such as finding the expressions for buying new basketball uniforms.

This lesson has**SKELETON NOTES**, notes that have the problem only. This will allow for the students to follow the lesson easier. There are 6 slides per page. They are in a pdf form for easy printing. I also attached the Word document for you to **EDIT**. If you won’t be doing all of the problems you can shorten what you print off for the skeleton notes.

** NEW:** The lesson is in an **editable format **so you can tailor the lesson to your class. The problems and clipart can’t be edited due to the TOU and to maintain the copyright integrity of the product. You can change the problem number and the names. Using student’s or teacher’s names can be another hook. If you need an alternative version because your country uses different measurements, units, or slight wording adjustment for language differences just email me at PrestonPowerPoints@gmail.com. I am respond to email quickly.

The presentation has 58 slides with LOTS of whiteboard practice. Use as many or as few of the problems to help your students learn each concept. For more PowerPoint lessons & materials visit Preston PowerPoints.

Students often get lost in multi-step math problems. This PowerPoint lesson is unique because it uses a flow-through technique, guided animation, that helps to eliminate confusion and guides the student through the problem. The lesson highlights each step of the problem as the teacher is discussing it, and then animates it to the next step within the lesson. Every step of every problem is shown, even the minor or seemingly insignificant steps. A helpful color-coding technique engages the students and guides them through the problem (Green is for the answer, red for wrong or canceled numbers, & blue, purple & sometimes orange for focusing the next step or separating things.) Twice as many examples are provided, compared to a standard textbook. All lessons have a real-world example to aid the students in visualizing a practical application of the concept.

This lesson applies to the Common Core Standard:

The Number System 6.NS.4

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

4. Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2)..

Expressions and Equations 6.EE.3, 6.EE.4

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

3. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

4. Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for..

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**This resource is for one teacher only. ** You may not upload this resource to the internet in any form. Additional teachers must purchase their own license. If you are a coach, principal or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote at prestonpowerpoints@gmail.com. This product may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

*This lesson contains 38 problems. Each problem in this lesson uses several pages in order to achieve the animated flow-through technique.

This slideshow lesson is very animated with a flow-through technique. I developed the lesson for my 6th grade class, but it can also be used for upper level class reviews. This lesson teaches how to use the Distributive Property to find products, use the Distributive Property to simplify algebraic expressions, and solve real-life problems using the distributive property such as finding the expressions for buying new basketball uniforms.

This lesson has

The presentation has 58 slides with LOTS of whiteboard practice. Use as many or as few of the problems to help your students learn each concept. For more PowerPoint lessons & materials visit Preston PowerPoints.

Students often get lost in multi-step math problems. This PowerPoint lesson is unique because it uses a flow-through technique, guided animation, that helps to eliminate confusion and guides the student through the problem. The lesson highlights each step of the problem as the teacher is discussing it, and then animates it to the next step within the lesson. Every step of every problem is shown, even the minor or seemingly insignificant steps. A helpful color-coding technique engages the students and guides them through the problem (Green is for the answer, red for wrong or canceled numbers, & blue, purple & sometimes orange for focusing the next step or separating things.) Twice as many examples are provided, compared to a standard textbook. All lessons have a real-world example to aid the students in visualizing a practical application of the concept.

This lesson applies to the Common Core Standard:

The Number System 6.NS.4

Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

4. Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2)..

Expressions and Equations 6.EE.3, 6.EE.4

Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

3. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

4. Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for..

*This lesson contains 38 problems. Each problem in this lesson uses several pages in order to achieve the animated flow-through technique.

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*58

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Teaching Duration

55 minutes

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