SWBAT understand the distributive property by using an area model to visualize applying the property conceptually.

Conceptually understand and review the distributive property using area models.

50 minutes

5 minutes

This lesson really applies math practice standard five **(MP5)**by allowing students to use area models to visualize and understand the distributive property through illustration. In closing the lesson you can begin to move students into more abstract and algebraic expressions if you feel they are ready, such as (3x +4y)^{2 }