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  • Item #: 058410
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    This math balance allows students to practice their addition facts up to 10 in a self-checking way. Hang two weights on the numbers to be added together, and place another weight on the opposite side on the correct answer. Stack the included 20 weights on the base for storage. Dimensions are 25 ½ x5 in. ~ Nick

  • Item #: 047865
    Retail: $4.75
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    This mini balance provides hands-on instruction in addition and subtraction, and could even be used for equations involving multiplication/division. For addition and subtraction concepts, you can begin by hanging the blue weights in various yellow-peg positions on one side, and balancing the sum on the other side. So, for example, if you hang a blue weight in the 10-position on one side, you can create balance by hanging a blue weight in the 6- and 4-position on the other side (6 + 4 = 10). Students can think through and try all the possible combinations that could work, not limiting themselves to only two weights on the one side. That will keep them busy for a while, and you may want to have them write down their answers in logical order to make sure they haven't overlooked any possibilities. Subtraction follows, as students try to determine where the missing blue weight should go (10 – 4 = ?). Multiplication occurs when multiple weights occupy a certain peg (2 weights at the 2 position is 2 x 2 = 4, so one weight in the 4-position on the other side creates a balanced equation). Your equations can get even more complicated: what if you have a 3 and a 4 on one side and three 2's on the other? What do you need to add to make it balance, and where? The scale is not super precise in its ability to be perfectly calibrated, but little plastic weights are provided so that the calibrated accuracy will be sufficient for your purposes. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 040593
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Introduce young students to weight and measurement with this durable set from Learning Resources. Included is the actual balance, which measures 16.5" x 6.5" x 6". It holds two clear plastic buckets that can be removed easily for emptying and allows students to see what they have placed inside. Any dry or liquid material can be measured in the buckets. Lids are included, which you can snap on top of the buckets and use as measurement platforms. The base of the balance scale has a built-in drawer to use as storage. In case you need something to weigh and balance, this set comes with some cute little bears that will certainly do the trick. There are 102 bears in six rainbow colors (17 of each color) and each bear measures 1" and weighs 4 grams. This is a very handy set that will help students have fun while they learn about balance and measurement. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049245
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    This inexpensive sturdy plastic bucket balance would be a perfect complement to your math curriculum or a fun exploration tool for children. Easily removable, clear plastic buckets measure up to 500 ml with markings every 100 ml. Side spout makes for easy pouring of liquids allowing scale to be used for liquids or solids. Colorful scale is made from sturdy plastic and contains side calibration. There is no storage drawer with this balance, as compared to our Bucket Balance #18729. Comes pre-assembled. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 018355
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    The Math Balance provides an excellent, concrete way to show number relationships, operations, and comparisons. This T-shaped number balance stands 9" tall. Each arm is labeled from 1 to 10 from the center moving outward. Pegs are located at each numbered position for hanging weights. Twenty 10g plastic weights are included.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 071784
    Retail: $27.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.95
  • Item #: 066859
    Retail: $106.00
    Rainbow Price: $85.95

     

      This triple beam balance is accurate and lets you measure greater amounts because of the included weights. Constructed of plastic, lightweight aluminum, and stainless steel, this is an economic solution for a co-op, small classroom, or home education setting. The 3 included weights (2 larger and 1 smaller) make it possible to weigh greater amounts – a capacity of 2610g. The adjustment knob located just below the measurement pan makes it easy to calibrate the balance to zero, and there is a button at the end of the beams on which to hang the weights. The measurement pan is approximately 5 7/8” in diameter and the numbers on the beams are easy to read. A basic instruction sheet is included to help you calibrate your new triple beam balance. ~ Donna  

  • Item #: 060688
    ISBN: 9781940110363
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.61
    Covering topics from using your time wisely, finding balance in your life, running a home business, training your children to be responsible, and building a Christian heritage in your home, author Mary Jo Tate brings her keen insight to anything and everything related to homeschooling your children. She talks about being discouraged and overwhelmed and what you can do to turn that around. Her strategies are real-world friendly and her words are thoughtful and practical. The book is divided into chunks that allow the busy homeschool parent to pick it up, read a bit, and put it down – in case you don't get the time to sit and read a book to yourself! In the back are time logs, questions to make you think, and even a progress check to see if the changes you make are helping. It's like having your very own homeschool mentor that you can learn from! Apologia Publishing, pb, 287pp ~Sara
  • Item #: 058411
    Retail: $21.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    Capable of holding up to 16.9 ounces (500ml) within each of its graduated containers, the Pan balance is ideal for comparing the mass of two objects. Composed of durable plastics for either dry or liquid comparisons, the balance also contains built-in sliders to compensate for slight irregularities. W 21" x H 11". ~ Nick

  • Item #: 032125
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    This accurate balance provides precise measurements, yet is simple enough for any student to use. Balance measures 11" x 6" x 3.5" (including pans) and has a 2000g capacity with +1 - 5g accuracy. The built-in storage compartments hold 10 brass weights:two 1-gram, two 2-gram, two 5-gram, two 10-gram, one 20-gram, and one 50-gram. Accuracy controls include calibrated pointer, damping button, and calibration slider. The large capacity opaque gray pans hold up to a ½ liter, and pans are removable to accommodate larger items. Includes a brief instruction guide in English, French, Spanish and German. ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 021329
    ISBN: 9781448875061
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.36
  • Item #: 006743
    Retail: $114.99
    Rainbow Price: $67.03

    Balances and scales are familiar and valuable tools in science. A balance scale works great for measuring the weight of an object, but when you need to measure mass (the amount of matter) accurately, a triple beam balance is imperative. (If you need a refresher, mass is the amount of matter in an object, and weight is the measure of the force exerted on an object by gravity.). The price tag on a triple beam balance is often prohibitive, but Walter Products has made it affordable enough that families can now own one.

    A triple beam balance is named for its design – 3 beams with sliding weights that you move back and forth on the beams to measure the correct mass (grams) of the object on the platform. This particular model has a stainless steel measuring platform of 15 cm in diameter and can measure mass (capacity) up to 610 grams (about 1 1/3 pounds). It is of die cast construction and has a dual magnetic damping system to slow oscillation (rocking of the pointer). An adjustment knob (located below the measuring platform) allows you to calibrate your scale to zero. This is a handy, well-made tool to add to your science cabinet. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 004002
    Retail: $25.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.27
  • Item #: 018729
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    As the name suggests, this sturdy balance scale uses buckets instead of pans. Measures both solids and liquids, and the transparent buckets are removable for easy cleaning. Colorful scale is made of durable plastic, and there's even a storage drawer in the base. Less expensive than the pan balance, with more features. The deep buckets hold approximately 300 ml, with markings every 50 ml, for measuring. Also features sliding compensators.

  • Item #: 001299
    ISBN: 9781601442260
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 001377
    ISBN: 9781601442284
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 074132
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 066582
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.98

       Hone your balance and hand eye coordination skills with this marble maze! Move the marble from the starting point to the finish by tilting the board, maneuvering the marble around corners and over bridges! Comes with instructions for building 7 different mazes! Plastic maze pieces easily fit into the holes of the game board. Game includes 6 marbles and 7 maze pieces. Game board measures 11.75” x 8.25”

  • Item #: 058767
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    Create a colorful tree that's perfect for the birds, but be careful to keep it balanced! Game includes 10 tree planks, a tree trunk, and 6 birds. All game pieces are constructed out of preservative-free, chemical-free wood. Balance the planks and the birds, but watch out…if you cause the tree to topple, you lose!

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
  • Item #: 058766
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.00

    Can you create a lovely, colorful cactus without making it fall down? This simple game is great for developing those fine motor skills in young children. The base of the cactus goes in the middle of the play area. Players take turns adding cactus pieces, trying to keep the cactus balanced. Pieces attach by small pegs that slide into holes in the base and the other cactus pieces. All game pieces are constructed out of preservative-free, chemical-free wood. Don't be the one to cause the cactus to fall! 1-4 players.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
  • Item #: 058765
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.58

    This simple yet darling little game is perfect for your little ones as they work on developing color recognition, balance, and fine motor skills. Roll the die to see what color animal you must place on the rocking boat. Can you balance them all? Younger kids can use their hands to place the animals on the boat; more advanced players can use the included pincers. All game pieces are constructed out of preservative-free, chemical-free wood. With two each of 6 different animals, you can easily imagine you're placing the animals on Noah's Ark! 1-4 players.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 057323
    Retail: $10.50
    Rainbow Price: $5.06
  • Item #: 046305
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.99

  • Item #: 038875
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $31.00

    This scale is versatile and can be used as a pan or bucket scale. Two large white buckets and two clear pans are included and are easily changed, depending on what you want to weigh. The scale also features non-removable plastic compensators at the top, 20 hanging masses and an activity guide. Whether you are weighing liquids or solids, clean or messy objects, this is a great, all-inclusive balance set. It's built well and the price is right. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037927
    Retail: $19.98
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

      Using a math balance, follow the activities on these vinyl worksheets. This set comes with 40 progressive (worksheets 8.25x5.75”), a teaching manual, and several pieces that you will lay on the cards to replicate what you are doing with the actual balance. The worksheets are color-coded by task, all with the purpose of becoming familiar with addition, multiplication, and finding equilibrium on a numerical scale. Once students get familiar with the tasks, they can easily work independently or with a partner. For children 5+. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 022547
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.62

      A wonderful multi-use toy. The 16, 2 ½” x 2 ¼” puzzle pieces combine to form a track for the 2” diameter ball. The track pieces provide straight, curved or branched options. These can moved around within the base or removed and placed on any flat surface for lots of different path-building options. A removable knob on the bottom of the 10.5” x 11” square base allows the base to tilt back and forth for an added challenge. From Plan Toys, these sustainable toys are chemical-free, kiln-dried pieces made from no longer producing rubber trees using water-based, organic dyes and non-formaldehyde glue.

  • Item #: 015057
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.16

    Handmade and designed in Italy, this cute balance game hones the skills of strategy and precision. Noah in the ark is the base of this balance game (8.2”x 5.5”), and the goal is to stack the 10 animals on the ark without tipping them over. All of the pieces are made of hardwood and painted with vegetable-based dyes. Children can play with the animals separately from the game or apply their concentration and skills of steadiness in building an animal tower. It can be done!

  • Item #: 001353
    ISBN: 9781601442277
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 031209
    ISBN: 9780972860338
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25
    Enthusiastic users of Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World will be excited to rediscover the modern era, “From Victoria’s Empire to the End of the USSR.” Formatted similarly to the previous volumes in the series, the Modern Age text contains 42 chapters highlighting some of the major people, places and events in world history, from 1850 to 2000. Some highlights include: the Crimean war, the American Civil War, the Second Reich, the Japan’s Meiji restoration, the Suez canal, the Boers, Western expansion in the U.S., the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Joseph Stalin, Hitler’s rise to power, the Holocaust, the Atom bomb, the partitioning of Palestine, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Chernobyl, the end of Communism, and much more. As usual, students will get a “balanced” view of world history, with events from nearly every country in the world - not just Europe and the U.S. Each “story” from history is told in an exciting, readable way, which is sure to hold students’ attention - especially as they cover history in the not-too-distant past! The activity book is once again substantial and invaluable, containing both teacher and student portions. The parent’s pages feature review questions with answers, guidelines for an outlining exercise for the student, suggested further reading and literature tie-ins, map activities, and hands-on projects related to the topics covered in the text. As usual, the projects are very creative and I can definitely see kids getting excited about doing them - one of the activities for Chapter One definitely caught my eye! In this activity, kids will get to time themselves and compare “loading” two different “rifles” with cardboard tubes, homemade “cartridges,” and a few other kitchen materials! The parent’s portion for each chapter also features cross-references on the same topic to other resources, including the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, the Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, the Usborne Book of World History, the Usborne History of the 20th Century, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia. The student’s portion of the activity guide includes partial outlines for each chapter for them to finish, outline maps for map activities, worksheet activities, and timeline figures including world flags from each country’s independence or establishment. The tests and answers for this volume are bound into a paperback, 3-hole punched volume, and include tests and answers for each chapter. Once again, Susan Wise Bauer has put together a very exciting and multi-faceted history study that everyone will love!

    The text is now available in either paperback, hardcover, or spiral binding, for your convenience. The Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 016839
    ISBN: 9781600510786
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $21.15

    Parents often worry about having to teach a language they don’t speak. Never fear— Songschool Spanish is here! Classical Academic Press continues its tradition of providing quality, audio-based foreign language instruction with its Spanish offering.

    The core of this program lies in the Student Book and CD Set. The audio CD contains 44 tracks set to music (you’ll recognize some familiar children’s tunes, such as “Where is Thumbkin?” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It”). Spanish and English vocabulary are intermingled in the songs, resulting in a “weave” but not an immersion. Most tunes are simple rhythms which repeat the lesson vocabulary. Lots of repetition helps the words stick in the kids’ heads. The Student Book follows the vocabulary on the CD. The black and white text has many varied activities and illustrations. The pages contain a balanced mix of text, student writing space, and images (173 pgs, pb.)

    There are 31 chapters with the suggested pacing of one chapter/lesson per week. Vocabulary covered includes: greetings, friends, family, house, manners, animals, colors, numbers, body, food, and weather. There is a support website where kids can play vocabulary games in Spanish and another site for parents to get guidance for the program.