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If you start with some beans on a seesaw and you're given certain additional beans to place on the seesaw, can you do it so the seesaw balances?
In this activity, students start by trying to solve various challenges involving different arrangements of beans on the seesaw and then design their own challenges. Next, they try to predict which arrangements will make the seesaw balance and which ones won't (and why!).

Topics covered: Algebra / Arithmetic, Mathematical Games, Mathematical Modeling, Problem Solving / General

Associated Math Circles: San Francisco Math Circle