## Reflection: Intervention and Extension Applying the Distributive Property to Algebraic Expressions - Section 2: Mini Lesson

Using algebra tiles can be a helpful manipulative for students with this concept.  For example, with 4(x+2), the tiles allow them to visually see how 4 groups of x+2 is equal to 4x + 8.  Rather than the abstract idea of multiplying numbers and variables, the tiles provide a better understanding of how you can distribute a number to an algebraic expression.

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# Applying the Distributive Property to Algebraic Expressions

Unit 14: Algebra
Lesson 6 of 16

## Big Idea: How can we use the distributive property to simplify algebraic expressions?

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Math, algebraic expression, Algebra, distributive property
40 minutes

### Ursula Lovings

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