Distributive property can be a challenge to teach and many students struggle to grasp fully the concept. . Matific has a fun game, Distribution, that uses stickers to help illustrate this topic. Check it out!
If you don’t have a computer in class, Mrs. White’s 6th Grade Math Blog has a brilliant visual activity that you can use to help your students understand the distributive property. Simply give each item a variable in the expression below, and then multiply said variable by the number outside of the parentheses. This is a great way to visualize how the distributive property works.