Using Mini-Number Balance to Solve Equations with Variables - Lesson Plan Volume 17

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Grades 3-6.

This lesson uses a concrete model to solve algebraic equations with one variable. Using the model will help students concretely see that each side of an equation needs to have the same value. The Mini Number Balance gives students a visual representation of the abstract algebraic equations.

Students will be able to…

  • Create numbers in a variety of ways.
  • Solve addition and subtraction algebraic equations.
  • Compare an equals sign to a balance.

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Age: 8 yrs. - 11 yrs.
Lesson Plan: Math
Grade: 3 - 6
School Type: Elementary School, Middle School
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