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Algebraic Expressions - Distributive Property

Videos and solutions to help Algebra I students learn how to use the distributive property to prove equivalency of expressions.

New York State Common Core Math Module 1, Algebra I, Lesson 6

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Student Outcomes

Students use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it.

Students use the distributive property to prove equivalency of expressions.

Lesson Summary

The Distributive Property represents a key belief about the arithmetic of real numbers. This property can be applied to algebraic expressions using variables that represent real numbers.

Exit Ticket

Consider the expression: (x + y + 3 ) x (y + 1)

a. Draw a picture to represent the expression.

b. Write an equivalent expression by applying the Distributive Property.

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