Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Factoring Linear Expressions - Can you "un" distribute? - Section 2: Explore


Students commented that the visual of the rectangle was especially helpful for factoring out a GCF.  In the past I have not incorporated a lot of visuals like that into operations, but I was glad to hear that some students found it helpful - if it helped one student, it was worth incorporating into the lesson!

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Factoring Linear Expressions - Can you "un" distribute?

Unit 5: Expressions
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to factor linear expressions.

Big Idea: You can distribute…but can you “undistribute?” This lesson investigates factoring using models, as well as rules.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, factor linear expressions, 7th grade
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