This lesson is meant to be used as guided notes for an entire class. Students begin by discussing the distributive property: We can represent “7 times x”, but what about “7 times x + 3” ? After learning how to use the distributive property, students get a good amount of practice, with emphasis on the signs of the coefficients. Finally, the expressions get more complicated, requiring combining like terms after distributing.
The included assignments are based off of the guided notes.
Answer keys included!