The interesting lesson not only defines an equal (=) sign for students, but also offers a history of the equals sign and how it came to be the agreed upon symbol in math. Students are reminded that the equals (=) sign is always placed between two (or more) expressions that have the same value. Unlike other math symbols like the plus (+) sign or minus (-) sign, the equal (=) sign does not tell you to do anything, it just gives you information.

## Equal Sign Meaning Lesson Plan Includes:

- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about Equal Sign Meaning
- Hands-on homework activities giving students practice
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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