modeling-simple-equations-with-a-pan-balance-scale

A pan balance gives us a simple model for equations. In this lesson, I present and solve 14 different pan balance problems (or equations), starting from the most simple and advancing to some that have double scales.

Following along, students can learn the principles of dividing both sides of the equation by the same number and removing (subtracting) the same amount of both sides of the equation.

This lesson is meant for 5th or 6th grade math and onward.

Tagged under: equation,balance,scale,math,math problems,pan balance,modeling equations,5th grade,6th grade

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