# Conceptual Understanding of the Equal Sign (=) - Same As or Not the Same As

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This package is the first of three to help students develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning of the equal sign (=) as a comparison symbol and NOT the symbol before the answer (a typical misconception of elementary students). This introduction of the equal sign is critical to mastering CC 1.OA.7 and CC 1.OA.8.

The PowerPoint is scaffolded to help students move from non-mathematical contexts to the mathematical concept. Slides are color-coded and animated to increase the students’ understanding and has guiding questions for the teacher. In addition, students use linking cubes to help them better understand the mathematical concept of equality. Finally, the PowerPoint is divided into sections and each section has worksheets with answer keys for additional practice and homework.

Section 1: Introduces the equal sign and not equal sign using pictures

Activity 1.1 Students cut the equal and not equal sign and place the correct one to state if the two pictures are or are not the same (2 pages)
Activity 1.2 Students cut the 16 pictures and paste them to show if they are the same or not the same (2 pages)
Activity 1.3 Similar to Activity 1.2 (2 pages)

Section 2: Solidifies the understanding of the equal and not equal sign by using letters, numbers and words

Activity 2 Students have to place the equal and not equal sign to state if the two sides are the same or not the same (2 pages)

Section 3: Builds on the concept by introducing expressions using addition facts up to 10. Students use linking cubes to determine if two expressions are or are not the same

Activity 3.1 Using linking cubes, students determine if two expressions are the same or not and place the corresponding symbol (6 pages)
Activity 3.2 Students cut 16 expressions, find the ones that have the same value and paste them where the equal sign is. Next, they paste the ones that do not have the same value (4 pages)

Section 4: Builds on the concept by introducing expressions using addition facts up to 20
Activity 4.1 Students determine if two expressions are the same or not and place the corresponding symbol (6 pages)
Activity 4.2 Students cut 16 expressions, find the ones that have the same value and paste them where the equal sign is. Next, they paste the ones that do not have the same value. (4 pages)

Section 5: Builds on the concept with expressions using addition and subtraction facts up to 20.
Activity 5.1 Students determine if two expressions are the same or not and place the corresponding symbol (6 pages)
Activity 5.2 Students cut 16 expressions, find the ones that have the same value and paste them where the equal sign is. Next, they paste the ones that do not have the same value (4 pages)

This package includes: PowerPoint (66 slides), each slide has Teacher’s Notes with guiding questions and teaching ideas, 38 student pages not including answer key pages.

The PowerPoint is not protected to allow teachers to read and print the Note Section of each slide and/or make changes to the PowerPoint. The Activity Pages and Answer Key are in non-protected Word files to allow teachers to make changes for additional practice, review and/or homework.

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