Distributive Property of Multiplication Practice Google Slides

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Two Boys and a Dad Productions
Grade Levels
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This Google Slides resource is for students to practice procedural fluency, application, and problem-solving using the Distributive Property of Multiplication. 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 important multiplication property is introduced in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in the third grade. It is one of several multiplication properties used to make problems easier. The Distributive Property breaks down more complex math problems by distributing factors. Every grade level will build upon this math concept that becomes necessary in Algebra.


  • 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 the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessment given to third-grade students.
  • Students drag objects or duplicate objects to construct a model on some slides.
  • 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.)

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 and links to other resources.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Karen Welsh says . . . "A nice resource to use in whole group then reinforcing with it for independent work. The resource added nicely to the gradual release for all student ability levels."

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Elizabeth H. says . . . "My 3rd graders LOVE this! Thank you!"

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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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