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Multiplication and the Distributive Property
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Multiplication and the Distributive Property
This worksheet helps third graders practice their understanding of the distributive property of multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Distributive Property
Distributive Property
Lesson Plan
Distributive Property
Teach your students to recognize and use the distributive property of multiplication.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Worksheet
Distributive Property of Multiplication
In this worksheet, children learn what the distributive property is, and how to use it to solve multiplication problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Distributive Property
Distributive Property
Worksheet
Distributive Property
Learners spread their math wings in this distributive property of multiplication worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Exercise
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Help fourth graders solidify their knowledge of multiplication by teaching them the distributive property and how it can aid them in solving problems.
4th grade
Math
Exercise
Justifying the Distributive Property
Justifying the Distributive Property
Lesson Plan
Justifying the Distributive Property
Let's talk about the distributive property! Give students a chance to explain their thinking of how and why this property of multiplication works. This lesson may be taught as a standalone or as support to the lesson Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
Worksheet
Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
Give your third grader some extra practice with one of the key properties of multiplication: distributive property.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Factor Using the Distributive Property
Factor Using the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Factor Using the Distributive Property
Practice rewriting expressions as products using the distributive property of multiplication in this sixth-grade math worksheet.
6th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
The distributive property means you can multiply a sum or difference by multiplying each number separately and then adding or subtracting the products. This worksheet will help your kids apply this important concept and set them up for algebraic success!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Distributive Property Drawings
Distributive Property Drawings
Worksheet
Distributive Property Drawings
This great resource will help your students see the visual side of multiplication! With this exercise, your young mathematicians will draw area models and use the distributive property to solve tough multiplication problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 1
Break it Up: Distributive Property 1
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 1
The distributive property is a great tool to help with mental math and simplifying larger multiplication problems. Use this scaffolded resource with your students as an introduction to the distributive property.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Solve Equations With the Distributive Property
Solve Equations With the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Solve Equations With the Distributive Property
Practice using the distributive property of multiplication to solve equations with this eighth-grade algebra worksheet! 
8th grade
Math
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 2
Break it Up: Distributive Property 2
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 2
Support your students as they use the distributive property to help with mental math and simplifying larger multiplication problems. Use this resource with your young mathematicians as they gain proficiency with the distributive property.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Glossary: Justifying the Distributive Property
Glossary: Justifying the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Glossary: Justifying the Distributive Property
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Justifying the Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
Exercise
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
As students grow more comfortable with the order of operations, they’ll need this exercise to introduce them to working with one digit distributive properties.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise
Distributive Property Words Problems
Distributive Property Words Problems
Worksheet
Distributive Property Words Problems
Your students are on their way to mastering large number multiplication, so now it's time to step it up a notch! Challenge your students with this resource that requires them to solve multiplication word problems using the distributive property.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Justifying the Distributive Property
Vocabulary Cards: Justifying the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Justifying the Distributive Property
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Justifying the Distributive Property.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Expanding Linear Expressions Using the Distributive Property
Expanding Linear Expressions Using the Distributive Property
Worksheet
Expanding Linear Expressions Using the Distributive Property
In this seventh-grade algebra worksheet, students will learn to use the distributive property of multiplication to expand linear expressions that are written as products.
7th grade
Math
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 3
Break it Up: Distributive Property 3
Worksheet
Break it Up: Distributive Property 3
Give your students practice using the distributive property with this math resource! This worksheet will help your students gain a stronger foundational understanding of multiplication and increase their confidence in solving problems with big numbers.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication and the Associative Property
Multiplication and the Associative Property
Worksheet
Multiplication and the Associative Property
The associative property means you can rearrange the numbers in a multiplication problem and still get the same answer. Students will practice applying this property in various forms and thinking critically about the important math concept.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Associative Property of Multiplication
Associative Property of Multiplication
Lesson Plan
Associative Property of Multiplication
Teach your students to recognize and use the associative property of multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Associative Property Multiplication
Associative Property Multiplication
Worksheet
Associative Property Multiplication
Your 3rd grader will see the associative property represented visually with this colorful area model multiplication practice worksheet.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Exercise
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Explain to students how the commutative property plays out in multiplication problems with this exercise.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Lesson Plan
Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Use this lesson with your students to allow them to explore the associative property of multiplication by having deep discussions in small groups. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside Associative Property of Multiplication.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Associative Property of Multiplication
Associative Property of Multiplication
Exercise
Associative Property of Multiplication
Help your third grader master multiplication and the associative property with these exercises that walk through problems step by step.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise

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The distributive property is an important mathematical property that students begin learning during early algebra. This property shows students that the complicated task of multiplying a number by a group of numbers added together can be simplified down to doing each multiplication separately. Use the resources on this page to gain a better understanding of the distributive property and help your child become an expert.

Learn More About the Distributive Property

The distributive property is just a fancy name for multiplication with parentheses. Let’s start with a more simple example:

6 × (3 + 4)


Following the order of operations, we would start by adding the two numbers inside the parenthesis before multiplying that product by 6:

6 × (7) = 42


The distributive property states that we can solve this problem a different way since we have a single term being multiplied by a group of two or more terms added together. Looking at the same example from before, the distributive property says that we can remove the parentheses from our problem by multiplying each term on the inside by the term on the outside:

6 × (3 + 4) → 6 × 3 + 6 × 4


If we then follow our order of operations and perform the multiplication first and then the addition, we get the following:

18 + 24 = 42


This answer is the same as the one we found before, but it was achieved using a different method. This property becomes even more helpful in higher level algebra with the introduction of variables. Let’s look at a different example:

2 × (3x + 5)


In this problem, we can’t follow our order of operations because 3x and 5 do not add. Therefore, we have to use our distributive property to simplify the expression:

2 × (3x + 5) → 2 × 3x + 2 × 5 = 6x + 10


The distributive property is an important algebraic property for students to learn since it is so widely used in upper level math. Education.com’s many resources on the subject will have your student mastering the concept of distributive property in no time!