This product includes 4 different graphic organizers, one for each of 4 different types of algebraic expressions needing the distributive property to simplify. The four different types of expressions are exemplified here:
3 (x + 4)
2 (5 + d - 2)
8(w + 1) - 2
7(k + 2) – 3k
The graphic organizers are provided one per page and in multiple organizers per page. The product also includes a 12-problem worksheet having expressions that are similar to the ones shown above and 18 task cards with problems that are similar to the ones above, both with answer keys.
The product also includes a one-page introductory problem for helping students understand why we can only combine "like" terms.
Related terms: algebraic expressions