Hands-on, fun learning with the distributive property! Keep your students engaged with these fun activities while they’re practicing the distributive property. This product includes 2 activities – 1) a “create your own” distributive expression practice where students build dice and then roll a pair of dice to create expressions that can be simplified using the distributive property and 2) a game board where students roll a pair of regular dice and complete a problem on a game board that corresponds to the numbers they rolled. The first person to get 6 in a row wins(other variation suggestions are included in the directions as well)!
The “build-a-dice” come with several levels of differentiation. There are 2 coefficient dice – one with only positive whole numbers and the fraction ½ and one with positive and negative whole numbers, ¼ and 2/3. The “parenthesis” dice also come in 2 levels – one with no coefficient for the variable and one with a coefficient for the variable. These different levels allow you to differentiate easily among your students as needed.
The 6-in-a-row game board comes with 3 levels for easy differentiation. The easiest level has only positive numbers outside the parenthesis and no coefficient for the variable. The middle level is the same problems as the easy level, but some of them have negative numbers outside the parentheses. The highest level has both positive and negative numbers outside the parentheses and the variables have coefficients. This also allows for differentiation from group to group with no extra work on your part!
Looking for more activities? This is part of my Middle School Math Activities Bundle #3
as well. Check it out for some great activities your students will love!
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I hope you find this product useful in your classroom for many years to come!
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