# Balancing Equations - Equivalent Number Sentence Challenge Sheets

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**Balancing Equations - Equivalent Number Sentence Challenge Sheets**

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.

Students will use their problem-solving skills to answer equations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students are asked to view each number sentence. The goal of the activity will be to write the correct missing number in each box to make both sides of the equation balanced.

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***Updated to Version 2 in June 2020. Now includes new design and 2 additional worksheets & answer keys*****This product includes:**

- 8 worksheets

- 8 answer keys

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**Differentiated Learning Activities**

Activities become progressively harder as students proceed through each sheet. Advanced students will move through to worksheet 8. Those experiencing difficulties may remain on worksheets 1-3 to practice the basic concepts involved with equivalent number sentences.**Worksheet 1**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition.**Worksheet 2**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction.**Worksheet 3**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition, subtraction and multiplication.

**Worksheet 4**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition.

**Worksheet 5**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction.

**Worksheet 6**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

**Worksheet 7**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division within 300.

**Worksheet 8**

Equivalent number sentences involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division within 400.

**Answer Keys**

Answer keys have been supplied and can be found directly after each worksheet.

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