Scales of Equality

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Using the proportional relationship between objects on a scale and the concepts of equity and equality, learners analyze, write, and balance algebra equations. Balanced scales help the learners explore the abstract concepts involved in solving algebra equations in a concrete and visual way.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Challenges learners to make the transition between the concrete and the abstract
  • Cooperative learning atmosphere allows team members to discuss their learning and bring out possible misconceptions about balancing algebra equations
  • Great vocabulary connection using equity and equality
Cons

  • None
Common Core