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Balance Math Teaches Algebra

Critical Thinking Company

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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 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. 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