I put together this set of activities to go along with my teaching of equality. Way too often I have seen things like this:
6 + 5 = 11 + 3.
Using a bowl of "spaghetti and meatballs," students create equations, and fill in a missing number that finishes incomplete equations (like you see above). If you pick a meatball labeled "al dente," you get to pick whatever you wish to make the equation true. My young mathematicians had a blast with these activities.
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