# Balancing Equations Sums & Diff. Task Cards {Differentiated}

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Balancing Equations: Your 1st and 2nd grade gifted and on/below-grade level learners will enjoy the challenge of solving balanced equations. Many problem solving skills can be taught using these challenging math puzzles featuring shape characters!

The 4 Levels of difficulty have been designed to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom.

This pack Includes:
• Teacher Directions
• Game Boards (2 options- color & b/w)
• Leveled Task Cards (4 levels- 18 cards per level) ANSWER SHEET INCLUDED
• Building Balanced Equations Mat
• Shape Weight Cards (4 of each number 1-12, multiples of 5-55)

4 Levels of Difficulty

Level 1: Solve for the variable in equations with of a sum made of two single-digit addends.
Level 2: Solve for the variable in equations with two-digit and one-digit addends and differences that are multiples of 10.
Level 3: Solve for the variable in two equations with sums and differences made of two-digit and single-digit numbers.
Level 4: Solve for the variable in three equations with sums, products, and differences made of two-digit and single-digit numbers.

Students will find the value of each shape on the task cards by solving 1-3 math equations, depending on the level of difficulty. Suggestions for use include:

• Individually
• Partner Math Board Game
• Partner Math Collaboration
• Calendar Math Component
• Guided Math Instruction

Building Balanced Equations Mat:
• Students will place different valued shape weights on either side of the scale in order to ensure it remains balanced. This game can be played:

• 1 Player
• 2 Player
• Calendar Math Component
• Guided Math Instruction

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2 Weeks

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