Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning. Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths 𝑎 and 𝑏 + 𝑐 is the sum of 𝑎 × 𝑏 and 𝑎 × 𝑐.
Measurement and Data
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.