Distributive Properties of Geometric Models

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Takes notes about your classmates’ approaches to solving the problems.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • What strategy did you use to sketch the garden?
  • How does your sketch of the garden compare to those of your classmates?
  • Is there only one correct garden sketch? Explain.
  • How do your two expressions represent the area of
    this plot?
  • Where do you see the length of the plot in the sketch? Where do you see the width?
  • How is the distributive property represented in your garden sketch?