Use the Distributive Property Candy Shop as a concrete way to teach the distributive property of multiplication. Begin with the concrete manipulatives, I like to use candy like mini M& M's, to physically build and break apart arrays to show the distributive property. Next, move to representational paper/pencil tasks with pictures of candy where students have to figure out the questions and finally to abstract where students will generate the two numbers for the equation, draw the array, draw the broken apart array and write the correct equations.
3 Guided Practice Sheets with the problems and arrays to distribute.
3 Guided Practice Sheets with the arrays to distribute.
1 Blank Sheet for your own problems and arrays to distribute.
1 Blanks Sheet with 4 squares for your own problems and arrays to distribute.