Simplifying Expressions Using Distributive Properties

Make Connections

Performance Task

Ways of Thinking: Make Connections

Take notes about your classmates’ strategies for simplifying expressions.


As your classmates present, ask questions such as:

  • How did you know to multiply/add those numbers?
  • Did you check for equivalent expressions by substitution?
  • Did you consider whether your answer makes sense?
  • Can you explain that step again?