Algebraic Thinking: Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards

Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
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Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
Algebraic Thinking:  Balancing Equation Problem Solving Task Cards
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Understanding the concept of “equal” is a critical part of developing number sense and algebraic thinking. This resource helps student get more flexible “playing” with numbers as they try to use algebra thinking to “balance” the gems on the two sides of the balance. The first group of cards work to build understanding—and then they get increasingly more open ended for students to “build” their own problems and show their understanding. Using algebraic thinking, logic, and number sense helps students begin to see how algebra concepts can make sense--even for elementary students! This set of 30 cards can be a fun and meaningful way to get students thinking!

Use as a math station…as a class review…with an intervention group—or throw individual cards under a document camera for a class warm up! I have included the cards in color and gray tones for complete flexibility. Recording sheets and answer key are included as well! See the next page for “rules” that can be shared with the class and/or printed to include with the cards.

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