# Equivalent expressions

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Distributive Property Today with the help of mathequalslove.blogspot.com I used food to help students learn about the distributive property. We made up combo meals and then multiplied them by a number. Students were introduced to a variable. We assigned variable to images for example, banana = b apple = a coke = c water = w In the pictures you see below are the examples we created We were able to visualize the distributive property much better than I expected. This is a fabulous example and…

Do you need a fun way for students to practice the distributive property with minimal prep? The Distributive Property Scavenger Hunt Game gets students up and moving around while practicing math. In this game, students use the answer to one problem to find another problem hanging around the classro...

Last summer, I wrote about all the things I intended to do with my students to help them learn how to combine like terms. While the concept at first can be difficulty for many (especially when there are positive AND negative terms involved!), all of the activities I created and found really seemed to help. One of the activities was my Combining Like Terms Dice Activity. Basically, each student got a pair of dice. Each die had 6 like terms on it. Students rolled the dice twice and recorded…

This bundled lesson includes a PPT (saved as a PDF) for introducing matching area models with equivalent expressions. In my classroom, I use CPS (clickers) and the students vote on which expression is equivalent to the area model shown. Each area model has a matching addition expression {72+ 81}, ex...

Math can get boring if you get stuck in the 'worksheet' rut. The worst thing during math (or any subject, really) is to look into the 'crowd' and see a bunch of blank stares on their lifeless faces.. you know what I'm talking about!! B.O.R.E.D. This week, I used a completely simple and effective method to teach my struggling third graders about the distributive property using an area model! We all know that some of our learners retain info the best when they can manipulate things, hands-on…

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Need extra practice simplifying and evaluating expressions? This simple cut and paste equivalent expressions activity is perfect for early Algebra students.

algebra Something like this could be cool for our algebra unit. Only WAY easier!!

12 distributive property activity ideas & resources that get students lots of practice. Includes 2 FREE resources to print and use today. Students will love these fun math games, hands-on math activities, and more.

Memorize 7-times tables using the distributive property. This strategy shows the algebra and models logic to help recall. Related worksheets @ mathcoachinter...

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Distributive Property with Variables- This video demonstrates how algebra tiles are used to generate equivalent expressions using the distributive property. In the accompanying classroom activity, students explore the distributive property. They use algebra tiles to solve problems involving equivalent expressions and compare their solution strategies with the approach demonstrated in the video. Students then solve story problems in which they generate equivalent expressions.

Get your students moving! Great activity for Scoot! Place the 30 task cards around the room. Students move from problem to problem, copying the expressions and simplifying them. Expressions include negative integers. This is a great activity for differenciated instruction, or to check for stu...

Students will use distributive property and combining like terms when they use these matching cards to find equivalent expressions and situations. This activity also provides a practice worksheet and an exit ticket. as well as a second activity where students will evaluate expressions at a given val...

Distributive property with combining like terms activity. The answers choices stay in tact while the student works the question and finds the match. Great pairs activity!

On this lesson, you will learn everything about using the distributive property of multiplication and the distributive property of addition, distributive pro...