MAth Balance Beam

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Project by jerrells posted 558 days ago 1718 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is a simple Math Balance Beam that I made for our Church’s 1st. grade calss. The idea is that you put two washers on the number 4 peg on one side and one each on the number 5 and 3 pegs on the other side. The the beam, or equation, is in balance. This should be a fun learning items for the class to use. A fun project and easy to build.

Thanks for looking.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Very clever


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#2 posted 558 days ago

Very cool! Nice job!

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#3 posted 558 days ago


I have a daughter who is a 2nd grade teacher. I think she would really like this. Is there any problems in zeroing out the (equator)? What are the dimensions you used, and may I try to copy yours?


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#4 posted 558 days ago

Nice project!

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#5 posted 558 days ago

Cool Jerrell! Really nice! :)


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#6 posted 557 days ago

Pretty slick!

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#7 posted 557 days ago

Awesome project! Great and fun way to learn math. Great job!

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#8 posted 557 days ago

Excellent teaching aid.

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