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Title Expanding and Factoring Algebraic Expressions
Description • Use the distributive and commutative properties to make an equivalent expression. • Use a common factor to write an algebraic expression in factored form.
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords distribution, expressions, factoring
Simulation(s) Area Model Algebra (HTML5)


Author(s) Amanda McGarry
Contact Email amanda.mcgarry@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 9/10/18
Date updated 9/10/18