Distributive Property of Multiplication Practice Google Slides

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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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.


Once students have conceptually learned the Distributive Property of Multiplication concept, the next step is to put it to use by solving math word problems. This Google Slides resource is for students to practice procedural fluency, application, and problem-solving using the Distributive Property of Multiplication.


  • The Google Slides practice is divided into 3 parts based on the Depth of Knowledge levels.
  • In Part 1, DOK 1, students practice procedural fluency with writing Distributive Property sentences.
  • In Part 2, DOK 2, students show their conceptual understanding and must decide how to decompose a factor.
  • In Part 3, students solve 5 word problems at DOK 3. Each of the DOK 3 questions is divided into parts A and B.
  • The question stems for Part 3 are modeled after the sample questions for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessment given to third-grade students.
  • On some slides, students drag objects or duplicate objects to construct a model.
  • On all slides, students will enter text into text boxes.


  • All the slides provide more instructions and more information to the student in the SPEAKER NOTES section of each slide.
  • Each section has a slide that prepares the student for work in the section with ideas, tips or strategies to use.
  • Part 1 and Part 2 each have a Reflection slide at the end for student reflection on what was learned.


  • The PDF ReadMe File includes instructions and information pertinent to:
    • moving the Google Slides® file to your Google Drive®
    • assigning the file in Google Classroom® (with a video link on how to set up Google Classroom®)
    • using Google Classroom®
    • using Google Slides®
    • how to use the slides for productive struggle
    • how to have students share and explain their work
    • a list of the slides included and their content
    • an answer key
    • a printable scoring guide


  • PDF ReadMe File to the link to the Google Slides®
  • PDF Copy of each slide for reference
  • PDF Printable Copy of the Speaker Notes for reference
  • PDF Instructions on how to move Google Slides® to other platforms (NearPod®, SeeSaw®, etc.)

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  • with Google Classroom, you can view your students work live from your computer or device
  • students turn in work digitally for you to grade
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  • students utilize 21st-century learning tools
  • students prepare for similar tasks they will encounter with online standardized tests
  • student motivation is high
  • replaces traditional paper/pencil tasks practice pages
  • promotes the 4Cs of Technology Integration: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity

Please NOTE: You will download a PDF Read Me FIRST file that contains the instructions to copy the Google Slides resource to your Google Drive as well as links to other resources.

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Total Pages
26 slides + 3 PDFs
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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