The distributive property of multiplication state that multiplying two factors together gives the same result as breaking one factor into two addends, multiplying both addends with the remaining factor, then adding both products together.
Why not make this fun and make a connection with mouse ears. Learners "break" the addends by using the ears as a spot to put the two addends.
This step by step method walks learners through 16 scaffolded problems. I have also included a handout/anchor chart page and a page to laminate for small group instruction.
Could be used as whole group or in a small group setting.