We did several lessons experimenting with an Equabeam (math balance). If you are not familiar with this amazing tool, I highly recomend it. It allows students to build and balance number sentences.
After practicing as a class, students practice their skills with Balanced Equation Memory and SCOOT.
I am always so proud of my kiddos when they go and get tools because they know exactly what helps them.
Throughout the lessons, I saw a lot of growth with equation and equal sign knowledge, but they still need more practice. Lucky for them, it is a center this week.
All of the activities that I mentioned above can be found in Find the Balance.
What is a difficult math standard for your kiddos to master?