The Balance Math™ & More! activities sharpen students’ critical thinking and computational skills, and develop algebraic reasoning.
Each book is made up of three different types of puzzles:
- Balance Math: Students examine the balances to deduce the missing value.
- Inside-Out Math: Students need to reverse their thinking, using the inverse relationships between addition and subtraction and multiplication and division to solve the puzzle.
- Tic Tac Math: Students figure out the correct order to complete all rows, columns, and diagonals.
Level 2 focuses on multiplication and division of whole numbers, but has a few problems involving fractions.
The spiraling difficulty level is designed to scaffold a student’s conceptual understanding of the targeted operations from beginning to advanced. Teaching suggestions and detailed solutions are included. Try one of these intriguing puzzles—and then try to stop!
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