## Reflection: Gradual Release Building a Strong Foundation for the Distributive Property - Section 4: Group Activity

Setting the stage for success is key to the group activity in this lesson. If students never played”I have, who has?” they will completely miss the learning opportunity-as well as be thoroughly confused. My suggestion is to make a practice deck with the alphabet, “I have A, who has B? “I have B, who has C?”. This allows students to see how their accurate computation is key to the game and gives the ultimate gratification when their team work and math mastery lead to success.

I have, Who has?
Gradual Release: I have, Who has?

# Building a Strong Foundation for the Distributive Property

Unit 4: Linear Equations
Lesson 6 of 12

## Big Idea: Students model algebraic expressions where the Distributive Property applies in order to build a concrete foundation for understanding this important property.

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Math, Algebra, Linear and Nonlinear Equations, distributive property, equation solving, linear equations, two
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### Noelani Davis

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