Sunday, June 9, 2013

Addition Card Game

Updated 2/26/15

Have you ever wondered what kids think the = sign means? Well it turns out that most kids think that it means: “the end” “I’m done”. Seriously, kids think of the = sign as a period. Armed with this information I asked myself, what have we as elementary school teachers done to make them think any differently. How often do we write the answer on the left side of the equation? Do we use vocabulary to help them understand equivalence? I have been racking my brain trying to think of a fun way that our students could practice this skill throughout the year. I created an addition card game called Balancing Act. Click here to checkout my Addition Card Game!


  1. I just found you on Manic Monday. I am teaching fourth grade this year. Thanks for the freebie.