A poster for you and your students to teach the distributive property! Print a copy for each student, or post a color copy in your classroom for students to reference. It has two examples; a numerical expression and a variable expression are included.
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Multiplication fluency is more than just memorizing facts. It is also using a mental math strategy when recall fails. In this example, students use the distributive property strategy to multiply. Practicing with a template first until students can do then as mental math. Come check out the entire resource and watch a preview video!
Distributive property! Visual example of distributive property of multiplication. It catches the students' attention to this important and difficult property by using pictures. After utilizing this poster, the students have an easier transition to applying it with numbers.