Are you looking for a hands-on math center or task cards to help students understand the equals sign and determine if equations that involve addition and subtraction are true or false? (1.OA.7) Look no further! In this fun, hands-on pack students will place addition and subtraction task cards involving equalities on a teeter-totter manipulative. This teeter-totter is a great way for students to connect with whether or not the two sides of the equation are "equal" or not! After solving both sides of the problem, they will decide if the equation is equal, or if one side is "heavier." Students will then place the task cards on the "equal" or "not equal" work mat. You may also choose to have your students write down their answers on the recording sheet!
In this pack, I have included addition only equations, subtraction only equations, and a mixture of addition and subtraction. There are separate recording sheets for each operation, as well as a recording sheet if you would like your students to complete all of the task cards included. You have the freedom to differentiate based on student ability by having students use the addition only, subtraction only, or mixed facts, depending on their level! You could also have your class complete the varying operations at different times throughout the year.
I hope you enjoy this product! Please let me know if there is any way I can assist you. You may want to download the preview to get a closer look. My hope is that this activity will help increase your classroom joy!