Box method/Area model for the distributive property

This is related to James Tanton’s model for multiplication of negative integers, and really the area model could be a nice connecting theme that extends through multiple topics. Here’s a lesson from Dan Wekselgreene that uses the area model to conceptualize the distributive property and multiplying binomials:

 

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