Scales are a great hands-on tool for comparing numbers and learning about equivalence and it is a lot of fun for students to use. These printable and digital activity cards aim to help practice equivalence and addition/subtraction using the concept of the scale. The students can use a physical scale to solve the problems or any other manipulatives like blocks or balls.
- The first few cards require students to draw or place groups of objects on one or on both sides of the scale to balance it.
- The rest of the cards require students to write or place numbers to balance the scale. Some cards just require addition while some require addition and subtraction.
- The cards start with numbers up to 10 and move on with numbers up to 30. Some become a bit more challenging as students need to place multiple numbers on each side to balance the scale or select the correct combination for each side.
- Some cards are open-ended in the sense that students can make their own combinations.
Here are some samples.
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