Knowing different ways to approach math problems makes us better equipped to instill in our students a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of math concepts (versus advocating rote memorization). In this installment of Zeroing in on Curriculum and Instruction, I want to spotlight a document showing three ways of looking at the distributive property — a(b + c) = ab + ac: ZCI_Linear_Operators_Part_1_v01

I encourage you to print it out and share these thoughts with your Instructors during your next staff meeting or training session. As always, feedback is much appreciated.