The distributive property is used when you encounter a math problem like,

a( b + c )

You distribute the number or variable on the outside to the first number or variable and then the second number or variable.

Additional Distributive Property Resources

Distributive Property Explained

This page by Khan Academy includes a video along with step by step directions and pictures.

Distributive Property Brainpop

Brainpop is a premium service that provides help animated educational video. This is one of their free resources. The page includes a video, worksheets, and other resources.

Distributive Property Worksheets

This page has several worksheets that cover this important math property. They all free downloads.

Distributive Property Calculator

Plug in your expression and this calculator will solve it for you.

Distributive Property Math Antics

Great video by Math Antics that covers this property. The video is very easy to understand and entertaining.

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