Hi friends! It’s been forever! Life is crazy busy ’round here!
Today we worked with balancing numbers! Oh boy! Such a tricky little concept.
We started off thinking about different ways to make numbers and created a list for numbers 0 – 10.
I had students choose an equation from the board. We put the number on our mini math balance and then looked at another equation that would equal out our balance. The kids LOVED this! I love to use these balances because they are perfect for showing kids what the equal sign is all about! We did lots of practice with the balance finding equations that were equal and ones that were not.
Next we played Is it Balanced? on Kahoot! Seriously if you do not Kahoot! GO NOW and sign up! It is ah-mazing and completely free!
You can find the quiz here.
To wrap things up, the kids created their own balances and picked two equations that were equal.
…and sorted equations for desert when they finished their work!
You can download the activities above here!