Can your students recognize an equation? Have they looked at things that are not equations to know the difference? This resource contains two levels of a pre/post assessment appropriate for grades 2nd through 5th. Also included are five leveled sorts that can be used whole group, as a center, in partners, for intervention and/or for special education.
Students analyze math cards and sort into two categories: equation or not, using the sorting mat that they can either cut and paste on or write on. Make this a reusable center by copying on card stock.
Also included are extension activities for fast finishers or advanced learners.