Pre-Algebra: Pan Balance Equations
In Pre-Algebra: Pan Balance Equations, a fifth grade class manipulates
concrete representations of equivalence, using pan balances, to
understand the nature of equations and operations on equations.
Students investigate a model for solving equations using one and
Participants in this course:
- Examine the
nature of algebraic equivalence.
the multiple meanings of the equals sign.
- See how using
diagrams to solve problems helps students understand algebraic
- Examine questioning
strategies that support concept clarification, reflection, and
- Explore recent
research into how students learn to reason algebraically.
- Examine how
diagrams can build student understanding of equivalence and traditional
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