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Algebraic Reasoning

This Flash activity provides an opportunity for learners to develop their algebraic thinking skills. The activity uses objects in place of variables making this activity accessible to students in upper elementary grades. Learners are presented two or three weighing scales and must determine the weight of a specific object or group of objects. There are ten questions for each of the 3 levels of play and hints are provided for incorrect answers.
Contributed by: Colleen King - Author, Math Playground - Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorColleen King - Author, Math Playground - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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