# It’s Wednesday – here are some problems to solve

We’ve been learning more about equivalence.  We’ve been  balancing equations.  We’ve  realized that = doesn’t mean a final answer. These can be a challenge, but we can do them if we slow down and think about our math process.

Maybe you’d like to practice with your family.  Balance is the key.  Here’s one example as a reminder:

6 + _____ = 32 ÷ 4

6+ ? = 8

6+2 = 8

So 2 fills the blank.

Here are some equations for you:

8 x _____ = 4 x 10

21 – 6 = 5 x _____

5 +_____ = 18 ÷ 2

7 + 4 = 5 + _____

35 ÷ 7 = _____ +5

16 – 7 = 3 x ____

_____ – 4 = 9 x 2

Have fun challenging your thinking in new ways.  If you want, leave your own equation in a comment for us to solve.

## 3 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday – here are some problems to solve”

1. Liam says:

6+_____ =3×6

• Mrs. Eaves says:

I will do the right side first… 3×6 = 18. Next I will subtract 18-6 = 12. That is what I will put in the blank to complete the number sentence: 6 + 12 = 3 x 6. 18=18. Thanks for creating a problem Liam. I hope others will too.
Mrs. Eaves

• Liam says:

thanks