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Number Balance
Essential in our home for teaching math in the elementary years, few manipulatives can do all that a Number Balance can do.

Demonstrates A Slew Of Mathematical Relationships.
This T-shaped scale with twenty weights visually demonstrates a slew of mathematical relationships. The hinge of the balance is the same as the "equals" sign in a number sentence. Moving a weight away from the center makes it "heavier;" hence, the number gets bigger.

Practice Equations
With the Number Balance, you can practice addition by placing one weight on the left side and asking your child to balance it with two or more weights on the other side; subtraction by placing a weight on a number on the left and a weight with a smaller number on the right and have your child solve for the missing number; multiplication by hanging two weights on the number "4" and seeing that it equals one weight on the number "8;" and division by hanging one weight on the number "9" and giving your child three weights to find a place for.

Balance Their Workbooks with a Manipulative
There are many, many more exercises you can do with a Number Balance. Bring it out once a week to let your child solve his workbook problems with it instead of paper and pencil and his grasp of math will skyrocket. Set includes scale, twenty balance weights, and teacher's guide.

  • Scale
  • 20 balance weights
  • Teacher's guide

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Love this Number Balance April 2, 2009
    Reviewer: Mandy from IN United States  
    We use this balance at least once a week. It really reinforces concepts for my children. For our family a number balance and an abacus is a must for math time.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    My fifth and sixth children are still using it!! November 5, 2008
    Reviewer: Sheralyn Belyeu from Alexander City, AL United States  
    I bought a math balance eight to ten years ago and use it almost daily with my elementary aged children. I keep the balance beside a box of Cuisenaire rods and have the children "prove" their answers with more than one manipulative. Rods are definitely better for subtraction, so if I had to choose one, I would use rods. (I'm very glad I can have both!!)

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    great visual math tool October 24, 2008
    Reviewer: Anna from Orange, CA United States  
    My kids enjoyed playing with this balance.  It helped reinforce in a fun way their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  I also used it to introduce solving algebra equations.  If you have visual and kinesthetic learners, this balance is a neat math tool!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    A great reinforcing tool! October 23, 2008
    Reviewer: Anna L. from Orange, CA  
    The number balance is a great tool for reinforcing the basic arithmetic operations and math facts.  It's wonderful for kids who are visual and kinesthetic learners.  My kids enjoyed using it to help them with their math work.

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