Understanding the true meaning of the equal sign—knowing that 5 = 3 + 2 is perfectly acceptable—is a really tricky concept for most young students. This unit provides concrete learning experiences to build a sturdy foundation and several engaging practice activities to build fact fluency along with an understanding of the equal sign. Includes both print and digital activities. Digital activities have movable pieces to provide hands-on learning.
Three versions of a mat and four sets of cards students can use to explore equations and inequalities; a digital version with moveable pieces based on this activity is also provided
2 Capture 4 games, one with only addition equations and another with addition and subtraction equations
2 Scoot games, one with only addition equations for the numbers from 11-20 and another with addition and subtraction equations; a digital version based on this activity is also provided
Squeeze Play, a partner game; a digital version of this game is also provided
Two sets of dominoes, one for sums from 5-10 and another for sums from 11-20
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Looking for more on the meaning of the equal sign? Check out Meaning of the Equal Sign Capture 4.
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