Students will learn how to factor the common factor out of a pair of numbers. For example, 36 + 8 = 4(9 + 2).
Factor with the distributive property by Khan Academy
Factor with the distributive property (no variables) by Khan Academy
Conclude by leading this investigation:
Ballast – multiplication puzzles
6.NS.B.4: Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).