 # Multiplication using the Distributive Property

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Examples, solutioons, and videos to help Grade 4 students learn how to find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.

Topic G: Repeated Addition of Fractions as Multiplication

Common Core Standards: 4.NF.4, 4.MD.4, 4.OA.2, 4.MD.2

### NYS Common Core Grade 4 Module 5, Lesson 37

Lesson 37 Concept Development

Problem 1: Draw a tape diagram to show the product of a whole number and a mixed number.

Problem 2: Identify the distributive property to multiply a whole number and a mixed number.

Lesson 37 Problem Set

1. Draw tape diagrams to show two ways to represent 2 units of 4 2/3. Write a multiplication expression to match each tape diagram.

2. Solve the following using the distributive property. The first one has been done for you. (As soon as you are ready, you may omit the step that is in line 2.)

3. For one dance costume, Saisha needs 4 2/3 feet of ribbon. How much ribbon does she need for 5 identical costumes?
Lesson 37 Homework

1. Draw tape diagrams to show two ways to represent 3 units of 5 1/12. Write a multiplication expression to match each tape diagram.

2. Solve the following using the distributive property. The first one has been done for you. (As soon as you are ready, you may omit the step that is in line 2.)

3. Sara’s street is 2 3/10 mile long. She ran the length of the street 6 times. How far did she run?

4. Kelly’s new puppy weighed 4 7/10 pounds when she brought him home. Now he weighs six times as much. How much does he weigh now?

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