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I created this distributive property foldable to show my Algebra 1 students the four different ways that a distributive property problem can be written.
To create this foldable, I took a letter-sized sheet of colored paper and cut it in half lengthwise on my paper chopper. Then, I had each student fold the strip of paper in half and in half again to form four sections in which to write.
We wrote four different examples of how a distributive property problem could look in each section of the foldable. Then, I had them work out several example problems in their interactive notebooks.
I intentionally chose problems which gave us practice with all four ways in which the distributive property can present itself.
You can also read about how I used combo meals to teach the distributive property.
More Activities and Resources for Teaching the Distributive Property
- Area Model for Teaching Distributive Property and Factoring
- “One Incorrect” Distributive Property Activity
- Distributive Property Question Stack Activity
- Distributive Property Foldable
- Distributive Property Practice Problems
- Reviewing the Distributive Property
- 4 Types of Distributive Property Foldable
- Teaching the Distributive Property using Combo Meals