Balanced Equations have never been so much fun!! This set of five BALANCE CHALLENGES is designed to get your students working with math facts/equations while bringing to life the concept of a balanced equation. The best part is that your students will be fully engaged AND moving during this game! Don't worry... if you don't have time for a game, you can use these materials as an instant math center!!
To begin, choose a challenge that is at an appropriate level for your students. Safari #1 has easy addition equations, Safari #2 has addition and subtraction, and Safari #3-5 have addition and subtraction with increasing difficulty. If you are looking for fun with all operations, see Balanced Equations Safari: All Operations!!
In this series of five games... when you say, “GO!” partners WALK to find expressions to balance each equation. Each equation should be written in its place on the recording sheet. The first team to complete the safari with correct answers wins. For fun Olympic-style, play for Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Have fun and give feedback!!! THANKS!! Lisa Buchholz
Common Core Standards Addressed