Being that I LOVE Thinking Maps almost as much as I love my husband-I have a tree map for sorting the equations.
On this page, students will cut the equations out. They will work in partners to solve by drawing circle drawings. This will help them determine of the equation is equal or not equal. (4=4 Circle drawing would look like this: oooo|oooo...four and four are equal because four circles is the same as four circles.) After they have decided if the equation is equal or not, they glue the equation to the tree map.
Again students cut the equations out then solve with circle drawings. Sort onto the tree map. (5+1=6 Circle drawing would look like this: ooooo|o=oooooo...there are the same number of circles on each side of the equal sign so this equation is equal. They would glue this equation to the equal side of the tree map.
The two pages below I am going to use for homework. Again, I want students to draw circle drawings to solve and circle the correct vocabulary word to match. Being that the standard specifically uses the words true and false, I included these words on these pages.
Finally, I had a request for a November calendar header so here is one I just created for you my friends-hope you like:-) Happy Friday!