Distributing Expressions

You know how to factor expressions; now it's time to go the opposite way. Scholars learn to write algebraic expressions in expanded form using the distributive property. A problem set helps them practice the skill.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a graphic organizer relating the processes of factoring and distributing
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the 12th installment in a series of 36 and the lesson builds on previous work
  • Individuals should be familiar with the distributive property
Pros

  • Diagrams promote learning
  • Includes an exit ticket to use after the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core