# Conceptual Understanding of the Equal Sign (=) - True or False

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This package is the third of three developed to help students master the meaning of the equal sign (=) as a comparison symbol and helps students conceptually understand how to determine if an equation is True or False, a critical knowledge to master CC 1.OA.7 and CC 1.OA.8.

The PowerPoint is scaffolded to help students move from how to determine if a non-mathematical statement is true or false to conclude if an equation is true or false. 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 make the connections between the manimpulatives and the mathematical concept of equality. Finally, the PowerPoint is divided into four sections and each section has worksheets with answer keys for additional practice and homework.

Section 1: Introduces the true and false statements with assertions that students can relate too. Students utilize thumbs up for true and thumbs down for false. Once students are comfortable with True and False statements, the equal sign is introduced in a non-mathematical context.

Activity 1 Using pictures of animals, students determine if the statement is True or False and complete a sentence frame. Worksheets reinforce the concept and are ideal for practice and homework. (2 pages)

Section 2: Solidifies the understanding of True/False statements using letters, numbers and words.

Activity 2 Using letters, numbers and words, students determine if the statement is True or False. If the statement is False, they need to make it true. Worksheets reinforce the concept and are ideal for practice and homework. (4 pages)

Section 3: Introduces equations. Students use linking cubes to determine if an equation is True or False. Slides are animated and color-coded to help students make the needed connections to master the concept on how to determine if an equation is true or false, a truly difficult concept for students to master.

Activity 3 Using linking cubes, students determine if an equation is True or False and complete a sentence frame. (4 pages plus a template)

Section 4: Builds on the concept of equations. Students determine if an equation is True or False. Slides are animated and color-coded to help students make the needed connections to master the concept on how to determine if an equation is true or false, a truly difficult concept for students to master.

Activity 4.1 Students determine if two expressions are the same or not the same. (3 pages)

Activity 4.2 Students determine if an equation is True or False, and if False students change it to make it True. (4 pages)

This package includes: PowerPoint (50 slides), each slide has Teacher’s Notes with guiding questions and teaching ideas, Activity Pages (18 pages with answer keys).

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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