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Activity, Manipulative, Publisher, National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Solve simple linear equations using a balance beam representation. 2-step equations.
Updated 3 April 2022: Version that doesn't use Java.
13 September 2009 Edit: 3 April 2022
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Algebra Balance Scales - record sheet
Content: Worksheet - Print · File type: PDF · 26 Aug 2012 · by Simon Job
Equations with pronumerals on both sides
Content: Interactive, Manipulative, Worksheet - Print · File type: PDF · 24 Jul 2012 · by Simon Job
Content: Interactive, Manipulative, Worksheet - Print · File type: PDF · 30 Jul 2012 · by Simon Job
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Simon Job on 19 October 16 at 07:27 AM #CONTRIBUTOR
Yes, this still works, but I can only test on a Mac and Windows 7.
Maybe verify Java https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
There is an FAQ about Java and Windows 10 https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/win10_faq.xml
jmorgan6 on 18 October 16 at 11:45 PM #
Can you still get this to work? I have Windows 10 and I get the Problem Loading Virtual Manipulative and yet Java scripts are enabled in my Web Browser.
Simon Job on 02 July 13 at 07:44 PM #CONTRIBUTOR
I use this with my classes on an IWB (or projector). I use the worksheet under Downloads for students to record their steps. It is nice that the manipulative does allow some incorrect steps.