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Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Balanced Equations 2

Directions: Use the operation symbols (+, -, x, ÷) and equal sign (=) to make a true equation. Operation symbols may be used more than once. What is the least value for each part of the equation? What is the greatest value for each part of the equation? Can you complete the equation with at least one of each symbol? …

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Operation Symbols

Directions: Use the operation symbols (+, -, x, and ÷) to make the equation true. Operation symbols may be used more than once. Source: Joshua Nelson

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Balanced Equation

Directions: Use the operation symbols (+, -, x, and ÷) to make the equation true. Operations may be used more than once. Source: Joshua Nelson

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Number Pattern

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 7, at most one time each, place a digit in each circle so that the sum of the numbers in 3 squares (the middle horizontal line or 2 diagonals) are same. e.g A+B+C or D+B+E or F+B+G Is there more than one solution? Source: Al Oz

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Order of Operations 5

Directions: Using the digits 0 to 9 at most one time each, place a digit in each box so that each expression is simplified to a different odd number. Source: Molly Rawding

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Order of Operations 2

Directions: Make the largest (or smallest) expression by using the digits 0-9, no more than one time each, in the boxes below.  Note: for 5th grade, remove the exponent to make it grade level appropriate. Source: Robert Kaplinsky with answer from Michael Fenton and his students.

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