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Teaching missing numbers in an equation and balancing equations can be challenging for little learners. Making sure it is hands on and modeled explicitly is very important. You will find the activities in this packet lend themselves to multiple levels.
You can complete with hands on materials as well as releasing to picture models and higher level thinking.
What's included: 61 pages
-definition cards (mini anchor charts)
- multiple pages of practice for missing addends up to 20 (# line, ten frames, part part whole)
-multiple pages of practice for missing subtrahend (# line, part part whole)
-word problems up to 20 (change unknown, part unknown, start unknown)
-balancing equation practice (true/false, drawing pictures, using balance)
-create your own word problems for others to solve
-balance equations interactive craft with writing component
-station cards with recording sheet
**Pictures in packet of it in action in the classroom as well as examples.
I believe in students proving their thinking and showing how they thought through a problem as well as discussing it with me or with a peer. I tried to incorporate that into this packet as well.
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