This Scales of Equality lesson plan also includes:
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.
- 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