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Working With Equals Signs

OA.7
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Grade 1 Operations - OA.7

Tips for Working with Equals Signs
It is important to understand and learn your way around with equals sign, especially when we are working with equations. So, what does equals sign mean? It means "Balance," "Same value as," and "The same amount as." The use of equal is often found in equations such as: 3 + 2 = 5
1 + 6 = 7
Or
8 + 2 = 2 + 8
We can see that in an equation, we are not saying that the numbers on two sides of the equals sign are equal to each. What the equals sign is saying is that the value on the left-hand side of the '=' sign is equal to the value on the right-hand side. For example: 18 = 81 This is not a correct equation despite both sides having 1 and 8, but the value is different on both sides of the equals sign. Let's do another example. 10 = 1 + 0 This is also an incorrect equation because 1 + 0 can never be equal to 10. This shows that the equals sign is used when the two value on the right side is equal to the total value on the left side of the equation. These worksheets help student to learn to the concept of being equal and get comfortable with the equals symbol itself.