Balancing Shapes—Everything Balances Out in the End

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In life and in math, balance is key. A simple interactive with a pan balance and different shapes lets users explore the concept of equality. Along the way, they discover the properties of equality.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in an actual balance for kinesthetic learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have familiarity with equality
  • There are other lessons in the series that build on the activity (this is the first lesson in a three-part series)
Pros

  • Instructions are detailed and clear
  • Gives questions to use in a class or group discussion
Cons

  • None
Common Core