### Introduction to the Distributive Property

Explains the distributive property and provides examples on how to use the distributive property.

Grades 6 through 7 Material from CK-12

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#### Standards

##### 7.EE.A.1

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

##### 7.EE.A.2

Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related.

##### 7.EE.B.4.A

Use variables to represent quantities in a real? world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

##### 6.EE.A.3

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

##### 6.EE.A.4

Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them).

##### 7.NS.A.2.A

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.