# Distributive Property of Multiplication CENTER

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1. Use this math bundle to teach, reinforce and practice the Distributive Property of Multiplication. The animated and interactive PowerPoint explicitly explains this property. Then use the center and game for follow-up and review.INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLEUse this Distributive Property of Multiplication
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Give your students some hands-on practice with the Distributive Property of Multiplication with this fun and engaging center! This Distributive Property center comes with 20 mats in 5 sets (4 each of x5, x6, x7, x8, x9) that the students use to practice the distributive property.

WHY TEACH THE DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY OF MULTIPLICATION?

In the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, this important multiplication property is introduced in third grade. It is one of several multiplication properties that are used to make problems easier. The Distributive Property is used to break down more complex math problems by distributing factors. Every grade level will build upon this math concept that becomes very necessary in Algebra.

HOW IT WORKS

First, the student must look at the large array and see where the Ninja is splitting it. Then the student uses the multiplication sentence cards to describe each of the 2 smaller arrays. Next, the student finds the distributive property sentence that adds the 2 arrays.

All work is recorded on a recording sheet. Answer keys are also provided. Once the student has completed all 5 sets, there is a Writing Reflection sheet to fill out to assess understanding of the Distributive Property of Multiplication.

The mats are colorful and each set has a different animal Ninja character for easy grouping. Black and white versions of the mats are provided for printing as well. Center labels are provided to clearly label each set.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• 20 color mats
• multiplication sentences and distributive property sentences
• center instructions for students
• recording sheet
• writing reflection sheet
• center labels
• Distributive Property of Multiplication Poster
• Bonus section with 10 Word Problems at DOK 2 and 3
• Grayscale versions of the 20 the mats and all supporting materials

Now Includes a Bonus Section!

This bonus section is a set of 10 word problems at DOK levels 2 and 3. Each problem is on one sheet so it can be put into a sheet protector and used in a center. Other uses include formative assessment, independent work, or group or partner work. Each problem requires or encourages the use of the Distributive Property of Multiplication.

Set up is as easy as:

★ printing

★ laminating

★ cutting

★ storing

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