My favorite property…

Today we do a quick warm-up, review homework, continue the graphic organizer or foldable, practice problems in class, and then they do a homework assignment to reinforce the skills.

Distributive property is one of the things that comes up throughout Algebra. Because of this, I make a big deal about how this is my favorite property (which it actually is) and how we will talk about it a billion times. I talk about sharing the love with everything in the parentheses (the parentheses are hugging the terms inside).

If you think your students could handle it if you combined this and combining like terms, it would be a great way to save a day.