This product is designed to be used in several different ways.
It comes with 8 flower sorting mats, each containing one multiplication fact. Each fact has 5 corresponding distributive property expressions. Each is printed on a different petal. Students work to match the expressions printed on petals with the appropriate math fact on a given flower. Mats and petals come in both color and black and white versions.
Directions for how to use these same materials for additional cooperative learning activities are also included.
There are also directions included for a distributive property flower craft. Students will create their own flower similar to the ones on the sorting mat by identifying a multiplication fact and then writing their own five expressions using the distributive property of multiplication.