Distributive Property Games for 3rd Graders
CONTENT TYPE
TOPIC

Counting

Number

Numbers 1 to 3

Numbers 1 to 5

Numbers 1 to 10

Compare Decimal Numbers

Order Decimal Numbers

Round off Decimal Numbers

Number Sense

Number Sequence

Number Recognition

Number Recognition up to 3

Number Recognition up to 5

Number Recognition up to 10

Number Recognition up to 20

Writing Numbers

Comparing Numbers

Ordering Numbers

Compare Numbers within 100

Order Numbers

Compare Numbers

Even and Odd Numbers

Round Numbers

Measurement

Data Handling

Comparing Measurements

Compare Lengths

Compare Heights

Compare Weights

Compare Lengths of Objects

Length

Estimate Lengths

Weight

Capacity

Conversion of Measurement Units

Addition

Introduction to Addition

Addition Strategies

Count All to Add

Addition Strategies within 10

Addition Strategies within 20

Equal Expressions

Add with 10

Count On Strategy

Make 10 Strategy

Doubles and Near Doubles Strategy to Add

Add Three Whole Numbers

Addition Strategies within 100

Doubles Facts

Number Bonds

Compose and Decompose Numbers

Addition Facts

Addition Properties

Addition Word Problems

Addition Word Problems within 10

Addition Word Problems within 20

Addition Word Problems within 100

Add to Compare Word Problems

Add within 20

Add within 100

Add within 1000

Add up to Three Numbers

Addition without Regrouping

Add within 100 without Regrouping

Add within 1000 without Regrouping

Add using multiples of 100

Add 100 to 3digit numbers

Add 10 to 3digit numbers

Add 3digit number to 1digit

Add 3digit number to 2digit

Add two 3digit numbers

Add within 10000 without Regrouping

Addition with Regrouping

MultiDigit Addition

Subtraction

Introduction to Subtraction

Subtraction Facts

Subtraction Strategies

Subtraction Strategies within 10

Subtraction Strategies within 20

Count Back Strategy within 20

Doubles and Near Doubles Strategy to Subtract

Relate Addition and Subtraction within 20

Subtract from 10 Strategy

Subtract Multiples of 10

Subtraction Word Problems

Subtraction Word Problems within 10

Subtraction Word Problems within 100

Subtract to Compare Word Problems

Subtract within 20

Subtract within 100

Subtract within 1000

Subtraction without Regrouping

Subtract within 100 without Regrouping

Subtract within 1000 without Regrouping

Subtract within 10000 without Regrouping

Subtraction with Regrouping

Subtract within 100 with Regrouping

Subtract within 1000 with Regrouping

Subtract within 10000 with Regrouping

Subtract across Zeros

MultiDigit Subtraction

Geometry

Shapes

Positional Words

Lines

Angles

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Coordinate Planes

Volume

Place Value

Teen Numbers

Understand 10 as a Unit

Read and Write Numbers

Numbers up to 10

Numbers up to 20

Numbers up to 50

Numbers up to 100

3Digit Numbers

4Digit Numbers

5Digit Numbers

Read and Write Decimals

Word Problems

Counting Numbers

Time

Analog Clock

Time in Hours

Time in Half Hours

Time in Quarter Hours

Time to the Nearest 5 Minutes

A.M and P.M

Time to the Nearest Minute

Elapsed Time

Counting Money

Multiplication

Introduction to Multiplication

Multiplication Properties

Advance Multiplication

Multiplication on Number Line

MultiDigit Multiplication

Times Tables

Division

Introduction to Division

Multiplication and Division

Division Facts

Division Facts of 2

Division Facts of 3

Division Facts of 4

Division Facts of 5

Division Facts of 6

Division Facts of 7

Division Facts of 8

Division Facts of 9

Division Facts of 10

Divide on a Number Line

Division Word Problems

Advance Division

MultiDigit Division

Fraction

Introduction to Fractions

Unit Fractions

NonUnit Fractions

Fractions on Number Line

Compare Fractions

Compare Unit Fractions

Compare Fractions with Same Denominators

Compare Fractions with Same Numerators

Compare Fractions on Number Line

Compare using Banchmark Fractions

Compare Unlike Fractions

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Fractions Operations

Fraction Addition

Fraction Subtraction

Mixed Numbers Addition

Mixed Numbers Subtraction

Fraction Multiplication

Add and Subtract Fractions

Multiply Fractions

Divide Fractions

Fraction Estimation

Equivalent Fractions

Area and Perimeter

Area

Ruler

Decimal

Fractions and Decimals

Tenths

Hundredths

Decimal Place Value

Decimal Representation on Number Line

Compare Decimals

Order Decimals

Understand Decimals

Compare and Order Decimals

Round Decimals

Decimal Operations

Algebra

Multiplying Fractions
The distributive property says that you can distribute multiplication over addition. You can say that a(b + c) = ab + ac. It also holds for distributing multiplication over subtraction. Along with commutative and associative properties, the distributive property is something that the kids will encounter throughout their journey of learning math.
Why Learn Distributive Property?
The distributive property is one of the fundamental properties. It can help kids simplify various problems in multiplication. For example, if you have to multiply 13 and 17, you can express 17 as 10 + 7 and use the distributive property.
The property also comes in very handy while learning algebra. While kids in third grade may not be introduced to algebra at this stage, it is vital to equip them with all the necessary skills to tackle the subject when they encounter it in higher grades.
Make Kids Practice Distributive Property While They Play
Are you wondering how you can go about teaching distributive property to kids? Educational Games are always the best choice when introducing a new concept. The interactive games use visuals to teach the concept. These visuals and the gaming aspect encourages kids to practice the problems more and more till they become adept at it.
Distributive Property Using Arrays
The first step is to use arrays to represent the distributive property visually. The game shows two arrays representing the righthand side of the expression, i. e., ab + ac. The kids have to identify the equivalent expression, which is in the form a(b + c).
Break Up of Multiplication Sentences
This educational online game introduces kids to the expression of the distributive property. It asked kids to choose options that would complete the expression.
Apply the Distributive Property
The final online game is all about applying the property. It encourages them to perform the operations required to get the final answer. Online games like these help kids understand the importance of distributive property and motivate them to use it.
Are Your Kids Struggling to Learn Distributive Property?
Many kids find the distributive property confusing. At the start, it seems too difficult for them to understand. They also usually struggle with applying it successfully. Distributive property can make it immensely easier to perform complex multiplications. Helping kids practice the problems involving the distributive property more and more can help ease these struggles.
How as a Parent Can You Simplify?
To understand and use the distributive property, kids need to have a strong understanding of the place value of numbers. Knowing how to split any twodigit number and express it as the addition of its constituents in ten's and one's place can help in this aspect.
In addition to using interactive, curriculumaligned online games on SplashLearn to improve their number sense and understanding of place value, you can also use models to teach kids the distributive property.