On Balance

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Investigate the world of unknown quantities with a creative set of five lessons that provides problem situations for varying grade levels. Each problem presents a scenario of fruit with different weights and a balance scale. Using the provided information, learners make conclusions about the weight of the fruit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a hands-on laboratory problem similar to those presented in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Each lesson expects an understanding of equality and inequality
Pros

  • Each problem originates from the same theme, providing a clear example of standard progression
  • Lessons use contextual situations to enhance meaning 
Cons

  • None