Develop conceptual understanding of the distributive property using area models!
I find that area models give students a concrete way of envisioning the distributive property, helping them grasp why the outer term is distributed to terms inside of the parenthesis.
Great for practice after an introductory lesson or as a review. Includes several ideas for activities using task cards.
~2 Example Problems with key
~16 DP task cards
~Student recording sheet