For my first graders, understanding the concept of balancing equations and whether or not equations are balanced is one that requires review throughout the year. I created these clip cards for my students to use during math centers or as a "May Do" activity when they have completed their work. My students LOVE clip cards, and so I created these to help them review a tricky concept in a fun, easy-to-understand format that engages them.
Prepping the clip cards is fairly straightforward: print, cut, glue onto colored paper or card stock, and laminate. The only other supplies you will need are clothespins or paper clips for students to mark their T/F answers. Easy peasy!
Once they complete the clip cards (either individually or in small groups), students let me know that they are finished and I come over to check their work. The clip cards can be used as a formative assessment and they allow me to see which ones they are getting correct and/or incorrect and then provide appropriate feedback.
There are 48 clip cards of increasing difficulty that include subtraction facts up to 20 so that you may use them for differentiation if desired. There are also 2 slides of blank clip cards for you to add your own equations if you'd like!
These clip cards use adorable fairy clipart from Whimsy Workshop Teaching, and they pair nicely with my Balancing Equations True/False Clip Cards with Addition Facts. You can use the cards to target just addition/subtraction or mix them together as a center.
Thanks for checking them out!