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Balancing Act: The Truth behind the Equals Sign

Rebecca Mann 

September 2004, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 65

Abstract:
The misconceptions that students have when using the equals sign and a lesson that teachers can use in the classroom to give students the foundation for an accurate conception of equivalency.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Teacher
Manipulatives
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation