Reflection: Distributive Property (Factors of 3 and 4) - Section 4: Independent Activity/Exit Ticket


Doing a whole class direct instruction lesson helped give the students somewhat of an understanding of the Distributive Property.  When the students worked in pairs, it gave them an opportunity to learn from their classmates.  

Using the two-color counters gave the students a visual of what the multiplication problem would look like when broken into separate problems.  Some students are visual learners; therefore, using the counters really helped those students.


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Distributive Property (Factors of 3 and 4)

Unit 9: Multiplication and Division Meanings
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to use the Distributive Property to simplify multiplication problems by rewriting one of the factors as a sum of two numbers.

Big Idea: The Distributive Property can make multiplication easier by breaking the number sentence into easier problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, distributive property, Operations
  50 minutes
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