Understanding the Equals Sign - True/False Sorting Activity

Understanding the Equals Sign - True/False Sorting Activity
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(4 MB|9 pages)
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This free math sorting activity is designed to help children develop their understanding of the equals sign.

There are 18 number cards included. Each card shows a number sentence using the equals sign as well as simple addition or subtraction using numbers to 10.

Of the 18 cards, 9 cards and true and 9 are false. Students must decide which are correct and sort them onto either the 'true' pile or the 'false' pile.

Included in this download are:

  • True and False sheets (in both colour and black and white)
  • 18 number cards each showing a number sentence that uses the = sign (9 true and 9 false)
  • answer key

This activity is perfect for a math center and addresses the Grade 1 core standard 1.OA.D.7.


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Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.
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9 pages
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