This math packet can be used in a special education or regular education classroom to compare expressions and equations and to help solve simple equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Use a balance scale or make your own visual scale to further illustrate the concept. Includes 5 worksheets: concept boxes to create a T-chart (graphic organizer) and 4 worksheets for each of the 4 mathematical operations to solve simple equations with one variable. A great introduction to variables, especially for our students with special needs or learning disabilities. Enjoy!