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Instructional Activity

Partitioned Rectangles When Lengths are Unknown

Lesson 10. Unit 6. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 10, Unit 6, Grade 6. In this activity, students use expressions with variables to represent lengths of sides and areas of rectangles. These expressions are used to help students understand the distributive property and its use in creating equivalent expressions. Arrange students in groups of 2-3. Allow students 5 minutes to work with their groups, followed by a quick whole-class discussion.

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