## 2 + 7 = 5 + 2 + 2

5 x 24 = 6 X 23

The True/False Equations routine engages students in considering the meaning of equality and developing relational thinking. In this activity, the teacher poses an equation, asks students to decide whether the equation is true or false, and facilitates a discussion around how they might prove whether it is true or false. True/false equations provide a context in which students develop understanding of the equal sign to mean “the same as.” By providing opportunities for students to develop a robust understanding of equality and strategies for thinking relationally we can support their development of algebraic reasoning from an early age.

Video example in a Grade Three class https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/true-false-equation-routine

Video example in a Grade Three class https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/true-false-equation-routine