# Wednesday Math

Do you remember talking about equivalence?  Do you remember when we talked about balancing equations?  Remember = doesn’t mean “find an answer.” Balancing equations 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. One side of the equation has an unknown.  The other side doesn’t.  Start there.  Think about what you know about ÷/x fact families and you know 32÷4 = 8

So that means:  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 “Wednesday Math”

1. Missy says:

These look fun! Thanks for posting!

2. Anna Sao says:

Who’s Missy?

• Mrs. Eaves says:

That’s Sophie’s mom.
☀️Mrs. Eaves