Hi my name is Tricia Whitty. I have created a variety of daily calendar elements that have proved to be successful with my students. They gave them the daily practice needed to reach mastery. this is one of those daily elements. Through the use of a balance scale the students build an understanding of the true meaning of equivalence. They receive daily practice in mental math, expressions, equations, and algebraic thinking. The common core standards are addressed every day with increasing rigor.