This zipped file contains a smartboard lesson on the distributive property that focuses on CCSS 7.EE.A2, a set of directions for using the smartboard lesson and an assignment, with solutions, that can be used after the lesson.
Through the Do Now students will be reminded of the order of operations with 2 problems that hint toward the distributive property.
The lesson introduces the distributive property two different ways.
The area model is emphasized to help students understand what it means to distribute.
Students will work with expressions with the distributive property in the expressions.