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The Distributive Property of Multiplication Video

This video covers The Distributive Property of Multiplication. There are three different levels of worksheets to go with the video. Level 1 covers only addition, level 2 covers addition and subtraction, and level 3 covers algebraic expressions. Each worksheet includes basic practice and an Answer, Find, and Shade Activity, which can be used separately.

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The Distributive Property of Multiplication

These one page worksheets review the distributive property of multiplication. Each worksheet includes basic practice and an Answer, Find, and Shade Activity.

Important note: These handouts are designed to go with a Distributive Property of Multiplication Video which is currently located on VIMEO, but can also be used alone.

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Multiplying Larger Numbers
Using the Distributive Property
Level 1

This one page worksheet uses the Distributive Property to multiply larger numbers.

Key concept: Students should know that a number can be taken apart and operations can be changed to create an easier problem that produces the same answer.

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The Distributive Property
of Multiplication
Word Problems - Level 2

This one page worksheet uses the distributive property of multiplication to solve word problems.

Key concept: Students should know how to use the distributive property to help solve multiplication problems quicker.


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Answer, Find, and Shade
Distributive Property

These one page, art worksheets review the distributive property. Level one has students fill in the blanks, and level 2 and 3 has them solve equations. The drawing is the same but the questions are different for each level.

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Commutative Property - Level 1

These one page worksheets introduce the Commutative Property of Addition. Students see that the order does not matter and by moving numbers around it can help them solve more complex problems. There are two different versions.

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Commutative Property - Level 2

One page worksheets continuing the Commutative Property of Addition. Students use the idea that order does not matter to solve more complex problems. There are two different versions.

Key concept: Get students thinking of ways to save time and effort.

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Commutative Property - Level 3

These one page worksheets finish the Commutative Property of Addition. Students should see that the order does not matter, and can save time and effort by moving numbers around. There are two different versions.

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Associative Property of Addition
Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces the associative property. It explains how we can change groups (move parentheses) in a problem to make it easier to solve.

Key concept: Students need to understand that the order does not matter when adding. Numbers and groups can be moved to help us simplify a problem or make it easier to solve.

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Associative Property of Multiplication
Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces the associative property. It shows that we can change groups (move parentheses) to make problems easier to solve.

Key concept: Order does not matter when multiplying. Numbers and groups can be moved to help simplify a problem or make it easier to solve.


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Associative Property - Level 2

This one page worksheet covers the associative property. It explains how we can change groups (move parentheses) in a problem to simplify it. Includes variables.

Key concept: Students need to understand that the order does not matter when adding or multiplying. Numbers and groups can be moved to help us simplify a problem or make it easier to solve.


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Simplifying Expressions - Level 1

This one page worksheet covers simplifying expressions. Students need to combine like terms using basic arithmetic and the associative, commutative, and distributive properties.

Student misunderstanding: To combine terms they need to have the same variable or no variable at all (constant).



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Simplifying Expressions - Level 2

This one page worksheet continues simplifying expressions. Students need to combine like terms using basic arithmetic and the associative, commutative, and distributive properties. It includes using the distributive property with fractions.

Student misunderstanding: If terms differ in at least one variable, then they are unlike terms and cannot be combined.


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Simplifying Expressions - Level 3

This one page worksheet finishes simplifying expressions. It includes using the distributive property with fractions and multiple variable and square terms. Students need to combine like terms using basic arithmetic and the associative, commutative, and distributive properties.

Student misunderstanding: After simplifying fractions don't forget to distribute any negative signs or numbers.

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Answer, Find, and Shade
The Three Basic Properties
Level 2

These one page worksheets have students use the distributive, associative, and commutative properties to simplify expressions. The drawing is the same but the shading and questions are different for each worksheet.

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