# *Balance Benders™ Beginning from The Critical Thinking Company

\$9.99

Move over Sudoku…here come Balance Benders™! Use these activities as quick, fun logic problems or as stepping stones to success in algebra. Students develop problem-solving skills and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles that are more fun and addictive than Sudoku puzzles!

SKU: 06701BBP

## Description

Students must analyze each balance to identify the clues and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle. Try one—and then try to stop!

Balance Benders™ puzzles spiral, gradually introducing more challenging concepts to give students the confidence and ability to master algebra word problems. These concepts include:

• Deductive thinking
• Pre-algebra
• Analysis
• Commutative property
• Distributive property
• Associative property
• Substitution property of equality and inequality
• Addition property of equality and inequality
• Subtraction property of equality and inequality
• Multiplication property of equality and inequality
• Division property of equality and inequality

Answers in the back of the book.

Weight 1.5 lbs 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Critical Thinking Company

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Critical Thinking Co. produces award-winning products that have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history.

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Fun, easy to use, and guaranteed to produce better grades and higher test scores; they include critical thinking in reading, writing, math, science and history lessons so students carefully analyze what they are learning.

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Teach through drill and memorization or teach to the tests. Instead, they provide goals for students such as higher grades, top test scores, and problem-solving skills to meet all of life’s challenges.

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