Today I sat in a 1st Grade meeting where teachers were frustrated with teaching their kids balanced equations. Since I was testing for a large portion of the day, I thought I'd help them out.
(Plus I miss teaching math).
Instead of using addition and subtraction problems, I decided to get rid of the equations...Go back to the basics and use pictures! Not sure if it will help, but it's worth a try.
Feel free to grab the 2-page download...Leave some love...Let me know any tips & tricks you have for teaching balanced equations!