Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
Share this

    

The Distributive Property in Grade 3?

In this 10-page article (PDF) from NCTM the authors present a progression of models they believe can be used with third graders to connect concepts of arithmetic and geometry to understand the distributive property as outlined in the CCSS. They believe exploring the area of multicolor arrays makes the distributive property intuitive for third graders.
0
(0 Comments)
Contributed by: Christine C. Benson, Jennifer J. Wall, and Cheryl Malm - Author, Teaching Children Mathematics - Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Measurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3
Resource TypeReference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorChristine C. Benson, Jennifer J. Wall, and Cheryl Malm - Author, Teaching Children Mathematics - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013-04
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
      http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=8854
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

      Select a standards document: