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Math Models for Teaching Equations: Great Guided Math Lessons

Posted on November 9, 2011. Filed under: Common Core, Digital Learners, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , |


Using the balance as a model or illustration of simple equations is a great way to build understanding.

Here are some great resources.

Math Playground – Model the equation by dragging the number and x tiles to the scale.  It is a great game to teach about equality.

Article  – This article discusses how to use the balance as a model or illustration of simple equations for students who are just starting to study equations.

NCTM Lesson 1

NCTM Lesson 2

NLVM Resources

A Pattern Block Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan (See activity sheet at bottom of page).

Schlytter’s Math Links

And a Research Article

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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