Distributive Property (Factoring) With Area Model Worksheet

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The distributive property states that when we multiply a given number with the sum or difference of two or more terms, the result obtained will be equal to the result obtained if you multiply the terms separately.

For example, 4 (3 + 5) = 4 (8) = 4 x 8 = 32. Likewise, (4 * 3) + (4 * 5) = 32. We get the same result for both methods. The distributive property holds true or applies to the sum or difference of two or more terms. The area model also uses this property to find the areas of different models like square, rectangle etc.

Grade 6
Expressions, Equations, And Inequalities

Teaching Problems Based on Distributive Property  Using Area Model Easily


Things to keep in mind while solving a problem involving distributive property:

  • Firstly, multiply or distribute the outer term with the inner terms.
  • Second, combine the like terms.
  • Thirdly, arrange the terms in a way that the constants and variables are placed on the opposite sides of the equal sign.
  • Finally, Solve the equation and, if needed, simplify.

Why Should You Use a Worksheet on Distributive Property using Area Models for Your Students?


Solving problems based on a distributive property using area models with the help of worksheets, will help your students understand and grasp the concept.

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