Today with the help of mathequalslove.blogspot.com I used food to help students learn about the distributive property. We made up combo meals and then multiplied them by a number.
Students were introduced to a variable. We assigned variable to images for example,
banana = b
apple = a
coke = c
water = w
In the pictures you see below are the examples we created
We were able to visualize the distributive property much better than I expected. This is a fabulous example and I am so glad to have found it and share it with everyone.