Lesson Worksheet: The Distributive Property Mathematics

In this worksheet, we will practice using the distributive property of multiplication over addition to rewrite numerical expressions and evaluate them.

Q1:

Using the distributive property, solve mentally.

Q2:

Complete:

Q3:

Abdulrahman split 6 into to find .

Hoor split 6 into to find .

Whose method is correct?

• AOnly Hoor’s method is correct.
• BOnly Abdulrahman’s method is correct.
• CThey are both correct.
• DThey are both wrong.

What is ?

Q4:

Fill in the blank: .

Q5:

Here are 5 groups of 4 stars.

Write the missing expression:

Hint: .

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• B
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• D

What number is missing from

Q6:

Write the addition expression that is missing:

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• C
• D

Q7:

Write the addition expression that is missing in

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• C
• D

Q8:

Write the multiplication expression that is missing.

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• B
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• D

Q9:

Select the rectangle that matches the expression .

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• E

Q10:

Faisal and Dima each simplify by first breaking apart 9:

• Faisal breaks it apart into 3 and 6 and then finds the sum of and .
• Dima breaks it apart into 4 and 5 and then finds the sum of and .

Whose method is correct? Why?

• ANeither Faisal’s nor Dima’s, because a number cannot be broken apart for multiplication
• BBoth Faisal’s and Dima’s, because a number can be broken apart in more than one way for multiplication
• COnly Dima’s, because a number can be broken apart in only one way for multiplication
• DOnly Faisal’s, because a number can be broken apart in only one way for multiplication