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Tool: Pan Balance - Shapes (Fixed Values)
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Description: This double pan balance, created for use by participants in the PreK‑2 Algebra E‑Workshop, is a special version of the Pan Balance - Shapes applet. It uses numbers that are friendly for primary classrooms.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: NCTM Illuminations
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plans: Balancing
Finding the Balance
Courses: Kindergarten Equivalence (equal shares), Sort and classify
Math 1 Sort and classify
Math 2 Sort and classify
Math 5 Algebra and expressions, Representations, Ratio and proportion
Math 6 Algebra and expressions, Representations, Ratio and proportion
Math 7 Visualize, Representations, Ratio and proportion

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KimE, Jun 29 2009 02:50:25:850PM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for: Math 4: Algebra
Math 5: Algebra and expressions
Math 6: Algebra and expressions
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Comment:This tool is a good place to begin some algebraic reasoning!!!