
Balance Scales
Becka Knight & Sharon Hooper
4th Grade
Jefferson Academy
Jefferson City Schools
GPS Addressed

M4A1. Students will represent and interpret mathematical relationships in quantitative expressions.
b. Represent unknowns using symbols, such as □ and Δ.
c. Write and evaluate mathematical expressions using symbols and different values.


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