# Solving Two Step Equations with the Distributive Property

### Students will learn how to solve equations using the distributive property.

### Objectives:

• Students will review using the distributive property to simplify expressions.

• Students will learn how to use the distributive property to simplify an equation and solve for a missing variable.

• Students will practice solving equations using the distributive property.

### Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - including special education students

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### Lesson Excerpt:

I. Introduction

- "Let's take a minute and review the Distributive Property. What does it mean to distribute something?"

- Student answer- to hand out something.

- "Right, so the distributive property has us handing out terms. Which operation are we going to use to do this?"

- Student answer - multiplication.

- "Good, now so we are multiplying and distributing terms in an expression. What is the difference between an expression and an equation?"

- Student answer r- An expression does not have an equals sign, and an equation equals something.

- "Good, up until now, we have been simplifying- making these expressions smaller by using the distributive property. Here is an example for us to review briefly."

- On Board: 7(x - 4)

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