Your students will love to quiz each other using these foldable activities on the Distributive Property. Partners sit facing each other while one partner sees the "Distribute that Property" side and the other partner sees the Answer side. Each partner will have a different set of problems to quiz his/her partner. A great activity to engage in cooperative learning without having to write out the answers. Students can then keep their sheet to study with.
This purchase includes 8 activities of 4 different levels and types of problems. There are two different activities of each level so that each partner will have a different set of expressions.
Choose the ones that fit your class’s needs or do all of them. You could also differentiate by giving students of different learning levels an activity that suits their needs.
Here are a few ideas for use in your classroom:
1. Partner Activity: Students can quiz each other one at a time as one of the partners completes the fill in the blank and the other partner tells him if the answer is correct.
2. Self-checking independent practice: Give each student a worksheet to complete. They will fold back the answers and then they can write their answers in each block. Afterwards they will be able to check their own answers on the folded down side.
3. Independent practice/Assessment: Cut off the answers before giving them to students to complete.
4. Math centers
5. Students can take them home to review or have members of their family quiz them.
This activity addresses Common Core standard 3.OA.B.5, but is also relevant in grades 4 and up.
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.)
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