Area Distributive Property Multiplication free sample

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Heather Mears
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Heather Mears


This product helps you teach the concept of Area using the distributive property of multiplication. I have found that students are more successful with this complex concept if they have repeated practice over several days. The one or two days provided in core math curriculum is insufficient for students to gain a working understanding of the Area using distributive property concept.

The paid product contains 10 student pages. Five are targeted for use in intervention groups. Five are for use for the on level group of 3rd graders. I have the students use crayons to color code the different rectangles that make up the larger rectangle. This helps them see the relationship between the rectangles and the equation.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)
Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths 𝘢 and 𝘣 + 𝘤 is the sum of 𝘢 × 𝘣 and 𝘢 × 𝘤. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.


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