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Balance Fractions

Balance Fractions

Essential Question. How can you make it balance?

Why we love Balance Fractions

The balance gives a perfect metaphor for the meaning of the equals sign. The problems themselves are simple to pose and interesting to solve.


Show students a balance fraction problem.

Ask them to discuss what they notice about this picture with a partner. Then check in with the group.

To see complete lesson with example dialog, download the full PDF of the lesson.

Gallery of Balance Fraction Images

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You can also have students make their own puzzles!



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