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Balance Math™ Teaches Algebra! - eBook

Logic and Algebraic Reasoning Puzzles

Grades: 4-12+


Grades: 4-12+


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This 64-page book of mind-building algebraic thinking puzzles makes understanding equations and solving word problems easy and fun! Introducing algebra through balanced scales is a natural and exciting way to conceptually master fundamental algebraic ideas. The book's visually-simple approach, where the scale itself represents an equal sign and geometric shapes are used for the unknowns, engages students intuitively in step-by-step thinking. The puzzle-like problems ensure students are cognitively involved while they hone their techniques of simplifying, substituting, and writing proofs to solve simultaneous equations.

Balance Math™ Teaches Algebra! is designed to move from simple to complex, with lessons scaffolding on earlier learning. And like its predecessors, Balance Math™ and More!, these problems also involve critical thinking and computation. To students, however, these problems are more like puzzles, with just enough challenge to forget they are doing math! Once solved, students record their thinking by completing the formal Proof that accompanies each problem. Conversely, should a student need a jumpstart in solving a puzzle, they can simply follow the first step(s) in the Proof.

Teaching suggestions and solutions are included.

The following concepts are taught:
     •  Equations
     •  Word Problems
     •  Commutative Property
     •  Distributive Property
     •  Associative Property
     •  Substitution Property of Equality and Inequality
     •  Addition Property of Equality and Inequality
     •  Subtraction Property of Equality and Inequality
     •  Multiplication Property of Equality and Inequality
     •  Division Property of Equality and Inequality

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eBooks are electronic versions of the book pages in PDF format. You can open the PDF eBook from any device or computer that has a PDF reader such as Adobe® Reader®. You can legally keep a copy of this eBook on three different devices. After purchase, you can immediately download your eBook from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.

Product Details

Item#: 07164BEP
Author(s): Robert Femiano
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–10: 1-60144-818-X
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-818-7
Pages: 48


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