Examples, solutions, and videos to help Grade 3 students learn how to apply the distributive property as a strategy to find the total area of a large rectangle by adding two products.
Common Core Standards: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7a, 3.MD.7b, 3.MD.7d
The following diagram gives some examples of how to use the distributive property to find the area of rectangles. Scroll down the page for more examples of using the distributive property to find the area of rectangles.
Sonya folds a 6 by 6 square inch piece of paper into 4 equal parts, shown below. What is the area of 1 of the parts?
Note: This problem reviews the concept of finding area.
We can break apart a 18 by 9 rectangle into two 9 by 9 rectangles. What other ways could we break apart this rectangle?
We could break it into one 10 by 9 rectangle and one 8 by 9 rectangle.
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