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# Balancing Equations Math Centers Math Tiles

4th - 6th, Homeschool
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• PDF
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35 pages
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### Description

Time to Tile: Balancing Equations is a hands-on activity that takes students’ thinking beyond procedures and rote memorization. This engaging resource activates critical thinking and problem-solving skills, all while developing algebraic thinking. Students must place 10 number tiles (0-9) on the Time to Tile cards in order to correctly balance the equations.

This resource is now provided in printable and digital formats (Google Slides).

This resource includes:

•30 different Time to Tile cards

•An “Answer Recording Sheet,” where students can record their answers so they can be corrected later. This allows the resource to be used as a perfect independent or center activity.

•Management and organization tips for successfully implementing Time to Tile in your classroom.

More Time to Tile resources:

Time to Tile: Equivalent Fractions

Time to Tile: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Time to Tile: Adding and Subtracting

Time to Tile: Order of Operations

Time to Tile: Multi-Digit Multiplication

Time to Tile: Function Tables

Time to Tile: Long Division

Time to Tile: Area and Perimeter

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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### Standards

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Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.
Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + 𝘹) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3𝘹; apply the distributive property to the expression 24𝘹 + 18𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4𝘹 + 3𝘺); apply properties of operations to 𝘺 + 𝘺 + 𝘺 to produce the equivalent expression 3𝘺.