The math club illustrates how to use the distributive property in reverse through factoring. As the members of the club explain, this technique can be used to check your work when utilizing the distributive property.
Members of math club explain that the distributive property doesn't change the value of the expression, only how the answer is derived. They stress that you every number within the parenthesis is multiplied. They also mention that the distributive property applies only to multiplication, not addition.
The math club illustrates how the distributive property is useful when working with variables. They need to make five friendship bracelets and know the materials required to make a single bracelet. Using the distributive property, they find out the total number of materials needed to create all five bracelets.
Members of the math club use the distributive property in reverse with variables to determine the number of friendship bracelets they can make with the number of materials they have available. They explain the steps they took to arrive at their answer.