### Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers

Do your students struggle to understand and remember the distributive property of multiplication? Mine usually do… that’s why I developed the concept of the Distributive Doctor. When teaching a difficult concept, such as the distributive property of multiplication, I like to begin with the concrete (manipulatives), progress to the representational (drawing pictures of the manipulatives previously used), and end with the abstract (using only numbers and mathematical symbols).