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Balance the Equation - Equivalent Number Sentence Jigsaw Activity
For students to effectively progress from arithmetic to algebraic thinking, they must understand equivalence. Unfortunately, there are many students who do not understand the meaning of the equal sign and thereby experience problems interpreting, modifying, and answering equations, specifically those that incorporate multiple numerical terms.
Equivalence activities can also be used to develop student's relational thinking.
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This product includes:
- 120 jigsaw pieces (3 sets in total)
- Resource instructions
- Jigsaw activity instruction + answer cards for students
Students will use their problem-solving skills to work out equations involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Each piece will display one part of the equation. Students are asked to match the jigsaw pieces to complete an equivalent number sentence.
Differentiated Learning Activities
Activities become progressively harder as students proceed through each level. Advanced students will move through to the level 3 jigsaw activity. Those experiencing difficulties may remain on the level 1 jigsaw activity to practice the basic concepts involved with equivalent number sentences.
Equivalent number sentences involving addition.
Equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction.
Equivalent number sentences involving addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Instruction & Answer Cards
Instruction and answer cards for each level have been supplied.
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