How to play
The Balancing Act game challenges the player has to make an arithmetic equation balance by choosing where to put the addition, subtraction, multiplication or division signs. When the operations have been placed, tap the Check button to see if the expression is correct and the equation balances.
Well done if the equation balances! But don’t worry if the expression is wrong. Have another go and get it right next time.
Play at three levels
Balancing Act can be played at three levels. At Level 1, only the operations of + and – are needed to complete the expression. At Level 2 there is a choice of +, – or ×. At Level 3 any of the four operations, +, –, × or ÷, might be needed to complete the expression.
Order of Operations
The player needs to know the order of operations when choosing where to put them. Multiplication and division are done first, so 5 + 3 × 4 = 17 and not 32 because the multiplication 3 × 4 = 12 is done before the addition 5 + 3.
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app. Use it with my grade 6 class and the IWB. Easy to use and suitable for lots of abilities.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.