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Shape Balance

Shape Balance

Purpose of the tool

Students determine what each of the given shapes weigh to keep the scale balanced.

Grade: 4,5,6,7,8
Common core standards: 
MP4 6.EE.B.5 6.EE.B.7 7.EE.B.4a 8.EE.C.7a 8.EE.C.7b

Explanation of the tool

Three or more scales are displayed on your interactive whiteboard. The scales are in balance but they contain a variation of shapes and weights. One of the scales has a question mark. Look at the balanced scales and determine the missing weight.

Write down the answer(s) below and press the "Check" button.

You can select a different grade level by pressing the "Settings" button.

This tool was designed by one of our activity Contest winners Andy Adams!