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September 03, 2015 Investigation 4.2 Using the Distributive Property Focus Question: How is the Distributive Property used to create equivalent expressions? How is finding the area of a rectangle related to the Distributive Property? Vocabulary Distributive Property September 03, 2015 Launch How can you express 48 as the product of two numbers? How can you express 48 as the sum of two numbers? Think about 8 + 40 and 2(4) + 2(20). Are these expressions equivalent? Explore What is the area of the entire backyard? What is the area of the garden? What is the area of the remaining backyard? How are these parts related? September 03, 2015 Explore cont. Which is easier to compute, 6 x 10 or (6 x 2) + (6 x 8) Why would you write (6 * 2) + (6 * 8)? p. 68-69 September 03, 2015 p. 68-69 p. 68-69 September 03, 2015