On this page, you will find our selection of printable balance math problems for kids. We have worksheets with balances, comparing scales worksheets, and measuring and reading scales worksheets. Below is our math worksheet on using a balance scale to compare the weights of two objects and determine which is heavier. Ask your student to compare the attributes of scale in the following balancing worksheets.
The understanding of a balance scale is a stepping-stone to understanding the measurement of weights in standardized units. Use the numbers in the box to make both sides of the scale equal. The students used the blank space in the balance scale worksheets to fill in the correct balancing number. In the following balance math problems worksheet, things go into the two pans, and the heavier pan will go down, like in a seesaw. If the two things weigh the same, the balance stays balanced. What your kids have to do is make the pan balance.
Students start by identifying weights to balance an object. This simple exercise familiarizes them with how the pan balance responds to changes. The pan balance is a great concrete visual that helps primary students see beyond complex math problems. Telling the balance of two things will help your children in noticing differences as well as measuring things. They have to be able to accurately tell the balance of each item and see which one is heavier or lighter. Use this worksheet as a basic assessment after teaching about weight and using a pan balance.
These handy activity sheets will give your children the opportunity to show how much they’ve learned about this topic. Download and print these math balancing worksheets for your kids to practice their skills and knowledge on this lesson!