These PowerPoint notes introduce the idea of using the Distributive Property and area models to write and understand equivalent expressions.
They help students to see how using a number in parts (breaking into smaller pieces) can help them to multiply or divide in their heads more quickly.
The notes are designed for students to write down themselves into a notebook, interactive notebook, or used to introduce a topic or at the end of a lesson to summarize the concepts.
This file can be uploaded to Google Classroom as a Google Slides document and viewed on "Present" mode if you would like students to use this individually or even at home for front-loading a lesson.
The 13 slides are designed to present the information a bit at a time. They are not 13 unique slides, but rather use animation to add information a piece at a time so that teachers can present the information without overwhelming the students with too much, too quickly.
Designed to align well with Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution: Course 1 - Module 1, Topic 1, Lesson 1