Illinois Standards. The distributive property offers a choice in multiplication of two ways to treat the addends in the equation. We are multiplying a sum by a factor which results in the same product as multiplying each addend by the factor and then adding the products.

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IL.6. Number Sense: Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), patterns, ratios and proportions.

6.B. Investigate, represent and solve problems using number facts, operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and their properties, algorithms and relationships.

6.B.3a. Solve practical computation problems involving whole numbers, integers and rational numbers.

IL.8. Algebra and Analytical Methods: Use algebraic and analytical methods to identify and describe patterns and relationships in data, solve problems and predict results.

8.A. Describe numerical relationships using variables and patterns.

8.A.3a. Apply the basic properties of commutative, associative, distributive, transitive, inverse, identity, zero, equality and order of operations to solve problems.