10. Tech Tools to Help Students Balance Algebraic Equations

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10. Tech Tools to Help Students Balance Algebraic Equations
In this article in Teaching Children Mathematics, Terri Kurz (Arizona State University Polytechnic/Mesa) recommends a number of online resources to teach algebraic equations:
• Balancing Act: http://pbskids.org/sid/balancingact.html
• Can You Balance? http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/linda/algebra/activities/balance/balance.html
• Poddle Weigh-In: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/algebra
• Monkey Math Balance: http://www.agame.com/game/Monkey-Math-Balance.html
• Balance Beam Activity: http://mste.illinois.edu/users/pavel/java/balance/index.html#sim
• Pan Balance – Shapes: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=33
• Pan Balance – Numbers: http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=26
• Algebra Balance Scales Negatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_324_g_3_t_2.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_3_t_2.html
• Libra: http://www.smart-kit.com/games/libra/

“Using Technology to Balance Algebraic Explorations” by Terri Kurz in Teaching Children Mathematics, May 2013 (Vo. 19, #9, p. 554-562), http://www.nctm.org; Kurz can be reached at terri.kurz@asu.edu.

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