Balancing equations isn't always fun. But that doesn't mean we can't *try* to have fun with it, anyway!
These 24 task cards are bright and cheerful, and will most definitely appeal to your little mathematicians.
They vary in difficulty, allowing for you to differentiate instruction for all ability levels. The first half start off fairly simple (requiring students to either add or divide basic facts) and then become increasingly difficult, requiring students to follow a multistep process to determine the value of the variables.
These are perfect to use in small groups during Math MASH Up (which you can find in my store, here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-MASH-Up-Making-Math-Workshop-Work-for-You-840729) at the math facts station, see the teacher, or even hands-on.
These task cards come along with:
1. An answer key
2. Instructions for students
3. Tips for teacher
4. Recording sheet for students
Cheers to a happy, math-filled year! Please use and enjoy. :-)