Can’t catch me off balance: the equal sign

Have you ever been on a seesaw? It's so much fun to do with my big brother because he is way bigger than me! We are not equal at all! What is equal, anyways? Join us in this lesson as we deep dive into the meaning of the equal sign. Many students misunderstand the equal sign to mean "the sign that comes before the answer." When students see something like 4 = 4  or even 4  = 3+1, they assume there's been a mistake! This video addresses these misconceptions and reinforces the accurate meaning of equal: the same or balanced. It's not always fun to be equal, back to the seesaw!

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Comparing - 1st grade