September 27, 2023

Falling for the Distributive Property of Multiplication

My third graders were struggling with the distributive property of multiplication. I had to break it into small steps and come up with resources that helped them get the property. They finally have it.

This resources has been so helpful and is now in my TPT store at

•Files and a craft I use with my third graders to help them understand the distributive property of multiplication.

•Pages 3-11 are lesson resources (a bonus of sorts)

•Pages 12 – 17 are the craft files with pictures of finished crafts. The craft is an easy set up.  You will print pages 16 and 17 for your students and grab some fall-colored construction paper for the students to glue their leaves to and you are set!

This has been extra helpful to my students when they are trying to figure out what is a column and a row! This printable is part of the set!

We had lots of un with this craft and I hope you will too!!