Exploration of a Balance
Students focus on patterns and relations that can be developed from the exploration of balance, mass, length of the mass arm, and the position of the fulcrum.
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Solving Equations Using Balance Scale, Decomposition, and Graphing
There's more than one way to solve an equation — three, actually. Scholars learn how to solve simple linear equations in one variable using three different methods, which include using balance scales, using decomposition (e.g., turning...
7th - 9th Math
Interesting Integers and Exciting Equations
An 80-page resource provides four lessons and all associated worksheets to teach middle schoolers about expressions and equations. The lessons are hands-on, using games, "integer chips," a balance and cubes, and cut and paste activities....
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Solving Single-Variable Equations Part II
Brainiacs explore the concept of solving single-variable equations.They use inverse operations to solve equations, and participate in activities such as balancing an equation scale. This is an awesome instructional activity, complete...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable