Skip to main content
### Number and algebra

### Geometry and measure

### Probability and statistics

### Working mathematically

### For younger learners

### Advanced mathematics

# Interactive Balance

Or search by topic

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

- Interactive environment
- Teachers' Resources

Explore our interactive balance environment, or scroll down for some instructions.

You can drag numbers 1-9 from the table onto the balance trays.

You can create larger numbers using the calculator tool - simply enter the number using the keys.

Clicking on 'OK' puts a box around your number, which you can now drag to one side of the balance.

You can also use the calculator tool to create one side of a number sentence (e.g. 17-2).

Clicking on 'OK' again makes a box around it, which you can drag onto the balance.

As you drag a number or number sentence onto a tray, you will know when you can 'drop' it in place as the balance will become a slightly lighter colour.

You can take numbers/number sentences off a tray at any time.