Distributive Property Hands-On Approach How much Cash is in that Stash?

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How much Cash is in that Stash? If you've ever struggled with finding a fun and effective way to teach the distributive property of multiplication over addition and subtraction, this is the activity for you. Using the example of a suitcase full of dollar bills, students will learn how to effectively count the cash in groups by dividing up the cash into smaller rectangular arrays, whose products can be combined to find a solution.

This activity includes a sample problem, specific teaching instructions on how to introduce and discuss the distributive property, as well as 5 different problems where students have to calculate 'how much cash is in that stash?" A fun and motivating activity for EVERYONE!

Includes a link to a video about counting cash that may is most likely NSFS (not safe for school)

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