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Balancing Equations Task Cards (Short-Answer) – All Operations within 100 | Print & Digital with Google Slides

These balancing equations task cards are designed to introduce algebraic concepts without overwhelming students. Great for building number sense, with problems having answers within 100. Includes both print and digital options, suitable for 3rd-5th grade. Check out the preview for more details.


32 Task Cards + Digital Versions
PDF, Google Apps™
Answer Key Included

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These balancing equations task cards are designed so your students won’t feel overwhelmed when being introduced to this important algebraic concept. This is great for building number sense, and all problems have answers within 100.



  • 32 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys


  • Google Slides
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)


  • Digital or Print
  • Challenge Card to extend the lesson

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “I used this resources with some of my students who find this concept tricky. These activities really helped them to understand the concept of equivalent equations in a fun and engaging way.” -Trent S.

✏️ “I loved using this for “I’m Done, Now What” work. It was engaging for all levels, especially my higher students that needed a challenge.” -Chelsea D.

✏️ “This worked well with the kids while doing equations. They liked it. It is better than just seeing black and white on the screen.” -Donna H.


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Common Core Standards:

Grade 3:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?
  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.B.6 Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.

Grade 4:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


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About the Author

These passages were written by me, Rachel Lynette. I am a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. I have written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. These passages reflect more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 1043193

Additional information

Main Subjects

Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep

Grade Level

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Resource Type

Task Cards

3 reviews for Balancing Equations Task Cards (Short-Answer) – All Operations within 100 | Print & Digital with Google Slides

  1. Renee H.

    Great product for a tricky concept. We are using the slides as part of our math warm-up!

  2. Lisa K.

    I used these in small groups to help practice balancing equations. They were easy to incorporate into my lesson.

  3. Connie T.

    These worked especially well for my students. They even got excited about balancing the equations. It became a game.

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