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Area and Distributive Property – Digital Activities + Video Lesson


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Your students will love learning to use Area Models to represent the Distributive Property using the hands-on activities in these Google Slides. You will love the ready-made Video Lesson! This Area and Distributive Property resource is perfect to guide a whole class lesson or to use for math stations, review or tutoring. This Simple and Easy-to-Use lesson is designed for 3rd grade students and aligns to CCSS 3.MD.C.7c.

What Teachers are saying:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This product is fantastic for visualizing the distributive property. The instruction video was also wonderful and I love that it’s self check. -Katrina M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This resource is engaging and meaningful. It is well organized and prepared and easy for students to use!. -Amanda W.

The Video Lesson:

  • Teaches students how to create equations from models to prove the distributive property
  • Teaches students how to use the “fill color” tool in Google Slides to shade models that represent equations
  • Walks students through the Google Slides activities they will complete
  • Is approximately 5 minutes
  • Student Devices must have access to You-Tube to view the Video Lesson

⭐Many of the slides are self-checking, so students can work through the activity with confidence.

Activities Include:

  • Using Tools in Google Slides to shade rectangles to Match Equations
  • Engaging practice with Movable Pieces
  • Matching Activities
  • Creating Equations to Match Models

What’s Included?

  • Video Lesson with Activity Instructions
  • 13 Interactive Activities
  • Teacher Key in separate Google Slides™ doc that can be assigned to students to check their work at home with their parents
  • PDF with a link to make a copy of the Google Slides™ in your Google Drive
  • Directions on how to assign the Google Slides™ activity to students in Google Classroom™

Standards Alignment

CCSS.3.MD.C.7c Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a × b and a × c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.

This is Lesson 6 in a comprehensive bundle that covers all the area topics your students need to learn.

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Lessons in the Digital Area Bundle Include:

Area Lesson 1: Understand the Concept of Area by filling Rectangles with Square Units

Area Lesson 2: Find Area by Multiplying the Number of Rows by the number of Unit Squares in Each Row

Area Lesson 3: Multiplying Whole Number Side Lengths to find Area

Area Lesson 4: Area of Irregular Shapes using Unit Squares

Area Lesson 5: Area of Irregular Shapes using Side Lengths

Area Lesson 6 *This Resource*: Use Area Models to Prove the Distributive Property

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Additional information

Resource Type

Digital Resources

Grade Level


Number of Pages

13 practice slides + Video + answer key

Common Core