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Balance Math Teaches Algebra
Balance Math™ Teaches Algebra
Balance Math™ Teaches Algebra

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Product Code: 07104BBP

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Grade(s): 4-12+
Pages: 62

Understanding algebraic equations and solving algebra word problems has never been easier or more fun! This visual approach uses balance scales to teach algebra. The balance scales provide an intuitive, visual, and entertaining way to master fundamental algebraic concepts. 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 jump start in solving a puzzle, they can simply follow the first step(s) in the Proof.

About the Author
Robert Femiano is a Seattle public school elementary educator and has been for much of his 35 year teaching career. During more than a decade of this time, he was also adjunct faculty at Seattle Pacific University. Publications include Quick Thinks Math, Balance Benders™, and Balance Math™ and More! books and software by The Critical Thinking Co.™, along with Algebraic Problem Solving in the Primary Grades in the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics journal. In 2002, he won the highest honor in education, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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