Equivalent Expressions with the Distributive Property

This Math Shorts episode helps students understand how to apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

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This video was made for the PBS LearningMedia library, thanks to a generous grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It was produced in collaboration with Utah Education Network.

Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.Math.Cont.6.EE.A.3 ( Grade 6): Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.

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