|Academic Learning Coach|
Get on this great interactive site that inspires algebraic thinking even in young students. Experiment by balancing weights and moving different shapes to the balance pans and achieve equilibrium! There are six sets of weights which include four shapes that can be manipulated on the pans or removed if you need a different arrangement of shapes. Reset the balance, reset the table showing the shapes you've used, and guess the weights of each shape. Related resources on the Illuminations site offer lesson plans that use this interactive.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.