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Grade 3-8

The Distributive Property of Multiplication

by Yan L. | Math FREE

6 Lessons 31:09
  1. 1. Introduction 2:44
  2. 2. The Distributive Property Formula and Why It Works 6:53
  3. 3. The Distributive Property Examples 4:03
  4. 4. The Distributive Property Application Faster Mental Math 6:48
  5. 5. The Distributive Property Application in Algebra 6:36
  6. 6. The Distributive Property Review 4:05

Grade 3-8


NGSS Standards



About the course

What is the distributive property of multiplication? How do you use the distributive property?
This course will start from the basics and show you the idea behind the distributive property. This course will also cover the distributive property formula. Through a simple example, you will fully understand why the distributive property works! We will also look at useful applications for using the distributive property in multiplication and in algebra.


  • Algebra
  • Distributive Property
  • Math
  • Multiplication
  • Properties


Hello! My name is Yan Li and I am a teacher. I have taught as a student teacher in Boston for 4 years and I tutor in China over the summers. I am from Guangzhou, China and New York City. I am currently in my last year of studying elementary education at Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. I am also enrolled in the Master's program for Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, which I will complete in the upcoming year. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know students and creating course materials that engage students to make learning fun and accessible. I believe that each student is fully capable of understanding material. It just depends on how the material is presented to them. My goal is to meet each student where they are at and support them.

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