Using the Distributive Property

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					Using the Distributive Property
As one moves to higher levels of math, the Distributive Property is one of the most used and most often misused properties. Having a clear understanding of how this property works is really, really important to doing problems correctly. First, go to this website to see how algebra tiles can illustrate this property.

Now go to the website below and follow along with the instructions. These examples are written as numbers and parentheses. When you feel you understand the first page well enough, go to pages 2 and 3. These are pretty complicated, but you can handle them!

Now it’s time to play a game of Battleship in which you have to correctly use the Distributive Property to win the game. You might want to start with the EASY skill level and then move up to MEDIUM as you get better with these.