Students will explore distribution and factoring as essential truths about multiplication and addition. They will practice the procedures of distribution and factoring with a wide variety of numerical expressions, drawing on the variety of arithmetic techniques they’ve learned so far. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 7.EE.A.1.
The fun stuff:
The genies are back to quintuple your money! Distribution and factoring are two sides of the same coin. When students understand it with numbers, they can do it with variables, and understand combining like terms not just as 3 apples plus 5 apples but also as factoring out the variable and adding the coefficients. Lots of non-trivial practice problems round out the mission! Improves understanding by a factor of 10!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (6 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•The genie working distributive magic!
•Factoring as the converse of distribution.
•Practicing both with equivalent expressions.
•Additional carefully crafted practice problems.
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