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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[3]

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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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Regis 
Comment:  This tool is a good place to begin some algebraic reasoning!!! 
