Simplifying Numerical Expressions

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ use and explanations of the distributive property.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you figure out how to rewrite the second factor? What property did you use?
  • Can you show where you used the distributive property to show that 5 - (12 - 4) can be rewritten as 12 - 5 + 4?