Sunday, April 14, 2013

Balanced Equations and a Math Craftivity Freebie





This activity works well as a math center. I asked the children to pick a number between 10 and 20 to make their equations. We focused on addition but you could easily do subtraction or mixed facts what ever you feel your children need the most. After they wrote the equations to go with the number they chose, I had them to put that part of the lesson aside. Then I had them to color and cut out the stem and leaves and the flower. After they glued the pieces together they wrote their equations with vis-à-vis marker. We are going to take this lesson a step farther by making equation chains. Please visit again to see the other things we will be doing with balanced equations! You can download it from Google Drive here.


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5 comments:

  1. This is an adorable idea. I can't wait to use it with my class. Thanks for sharing.
    Lesley

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  2. Hi! Just found your blog through HBBD, they designed my blog too. I'm your newest follower!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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  3. We just did something similar with kites! THANKS for sharing and stop by anytime!

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