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Number Balance

This open-ended interactive Flash applet helps students develop operation and number sense, facility with number facts, and understanding of equations. Users designate single-digit whole numbers or integers and operations on both sides of an equation and test for balance. Users can enter numbers by using the keyboard or arrow buttons or by dragging number tiles. Each element can be hidden and a seesaw may be toggled on/off. Teachers may use this applet to lead instruction, or students may use it independently to perform specific investigations or explore freely. Supplementary documents include Objectives, containing teaching suggestions, and a student recording sheet.
Contributed by: - Publisher, Dan Bunker - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • - Publisher, Dan Bunker - Author
    • Publication Date2005
    • Rights(c) 2010
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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