## How do you teach the distributive property fun?

The distributive property activity list:

- Maze and Tic Tac Toe and 3 Mazes with Exponents, Negatives, and Variables.
- Hands-on Dice Activity.
- Puzzle.
- Make a Poster.
- Distributive Property BINGO and Distributive Property BINGO (No Negatives)
- Combo Meals to Show Distributive Property.
- Matching Cards for Distributive Property.

### What is a real life example of distributive property?

Let’s use a real-life scenario as an example of the distributive property. Imagine one student and her two friends each have seven strawberries and four clementines. How many pieces of fruit do all three students have in total? In their lunch bags — or, the parentheses — they each have 7 strawberries and 4 clementines.

#### What is the main idea of distributive property?

According to the distributive property, multiplying the sum of two or more addends by a number will give the same result as multiplying each addend individually by the number and then adding the products together.

**What grade do you teach distributive property?**

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Distributive Property – Teacher-Created Lesson Plan | Common Sense Education.

**What is distributive property definition and example?**

The distributive property of multiplication over addition is applied when you multiply a value by a sum. For example, you want to multiply 5 by the sum of 10 + 3. As we have like terms, we usually first add the numbers and then multiply by 5. 5(10 + 3) = 5(13) = 65.

## How do you do distributive property for kids?

Distribute, or share, the 7 to all the numbers inside the parentheses: 7 x 400 + 7 x 30 + 7 x 5. Find the products: 7 x 400 is the same as 7 x 4, two zeros at the end, so 7 x 400 = 2800. 7 x 30 is the same as 7 x 3, with one zero at the end, so 7 x 30 = 210. Then 7 x 5 = 35.

### How do you teach the distributive property in the classroom?

I had students roll and place the dice into each square. Once they make their roll, students simplify the expression by using the distributive property. I used the iPad as a whiteboard for students to show write the expression and simplify it. You could also have them capture their work on paper or a white board.

#### Is the distributive property puzzle easy or hard?

It’s easy and gives a lot of repetition with distributive property. This distributive property puzzle gives students a chance to practice distributive property and it has the added challenge of solving a puzzle. The first time that students do this type of puzzle you’ll want to give a lot of directions.

**What is the distributive property of multiplication?**

Explain, “The distributive property of multiplication lets you multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately.” Write the definition on the board for student reference. Remind students that when we multiply, we can decompose (break apart) a factor into smaller parts to make it easier to multiply.

**What is so special about the distributive property maze and tic tac toe?**

This distributive property maze and tic tac toe game is special to me because it’s the first maze that I created. One of my colleagues was using a maze for distributive property, and she liked it. She told me that she wished she had another maze activity to use with her students. I looked at it and told her I would be happy to make her some more.