Instructional Activity# Example 3: Using the Distributive Property to Multiply Rational Numbers

Lesson 16. Unit 2. Grade 7 EngageNY

EngageNY4 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 16, Unit 2, Grade 7. Students use properties of operations to multiply and divide rational numbers without the use of a calculator. They use the commutative and associative properties of multiplication to generate equivalent expressions. They use the distributive property of multiplication over addition to create equivalent expressions, representing the sum of two quantities with a common factor as a product, and vice-versa.