Pan Balance -- Numbers
3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th
Use this tool to strengthen understanding and computation of numerical expressions and equality. In understanding equality, one of the first things students must realize is that equality is a relationship, not an operation. Many students view "=" as "find the answer." For these students, it is difficult to understand equations such as 11 = 4 + 7 or 3 × 5 = 17 - 2.
Two other tools, Pan Balance - Expressions and Pan Balance - Shapes, are natural extensions.
This interactive is optimized for your desktop and tablet.
Begin by clicking in either the red or blue pan. Enter an expression using either the keyboard or the keypad at the bottom of the work area.