Distributive Properties of Geometric Models

Prepare a Presentation

Work Time

Prepare a Presentation

  • Explain how you wrote the two expressions for each area.
  • Explain how you used the distributive property, a(b + c) = ab + ac, to show that the two expressions are equivalent.

Challenge Problem

  • Write a problem that involves area and the distributive property, and find the solution.
  • Then exchange problems with a partner and solve each other’s problems.