The Distributive Property is a great tool to help students simplify expressions and equations. The Distributive Property, while a simple concept for students to understand, often causes many simple mistakes when used in equations. Students frequently forget to distribute to all of the terms in an expression, or the presence of negative signs and subtraction signs confuse them. These free algebra worksheets are designed to alleviate these issues.
At first students will practice using the distributive property with simple equations that contain addition and positive integers. As they work their way through the Solving Equations with The Distributive Property Worksheets set, students will become more confident working with subtraction and negative numbers.
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Solving Equations with the Distributive Property 1– This 12 problem worksheet is designed to introduce you to solving equations that have contain the Distributive Property. Only positive whole numbers are featured in the equations and all of the answers are positive as well. A few of the equations are two-step equations, but most are three-step equations similar to “4(3x + 2) = 68″
Solving Equations with the Distributive Property 2– This 12 problem worksheet is designed to introduce you to solving equations that contain the Distributive Property. All of these problems include subtraction in the equation, but students will only deal with positive numbers and positive answers. No fractions or decimals yet. The typical problem looks like this: “5(2x – 10) = 30″.
Solving Equations with the Distributive Property 3– This 12 problem worksheet features some challenging equations. Some of the answers will be decimals, some will be negative, and some answers will be negative decimals. The examples should help guide you through the process of solving equations like “3(4x + 3) + 4 = 31″.