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  • Item #: 058410
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    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 #: 032125
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.50

    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 #: 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: $22.50

    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 #: 018355
    Retail: $19.00
    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 #: 066859
    Retail: $106.00
    Rainbow Price: $84.95

  • Item #: 006743
    Retail: $112.83
    Rainbow Price: $88.75

    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 #: 060688
    ISBN: 9781940110363
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.75
    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 #: 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 #: 058411
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    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 #: 018729
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    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 #: 015057
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $36.00

    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 #: 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 #: 021329
    ISBN: 9781448875061
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.18
  • Item #: 058765
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.00

    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 #: 058766
    Retail: $30.00
    Rainbow Price: $21.87

    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 #: 057323
    Retail: $10.50
    Rainbow Price: $8.55
  • Item #: 063479
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50
    Set sail with Captain Carl, Barrel Bess, and the rest of the crew. But as the sea gets choppy, will all of them be able to stay on board the ship? This game has two variations of play, one where you must carefully place pirates on the ship and one where all the pirates start on the ship before carefully removing one. Each turn pick up the map tiles to see what pirate you are adding/removing and the type of sea the pirates are sailing across. Slide the sea board that matches your map tile in hopes of keeping all the pirates on. The 4 different sea boards range from calm seas to rough seas with big waves that will rock your ship dramatically. This easy-to-learn game takes from 5-15 minutes and can be played with up to 4 players.
  • Item #: 021517
    ISBN: 9780977264605
    Retail: $69.98
    Rainbow Price: $54.99

    Things without structure have a way of failing at the most inopportune times. Things without structure can tend to languish behind in the forgotten world of "I'll get to it when I have time." One of the most helpful and uplifting things for a Christian is to have a steady structure for spending time in God's Word – which is Life itself. Balancing the Sword is a meticulous study of the Bible, designed to give its users a comprehensive working knowledge of what the Bible actually says. Each volume of this two-volume set covers every chapter of all 66 books in the Bible, though each set of questions is different. With over 7,000 questions in all, the average verse to question ratio is 2.7. There are also 54,000 cross references, over 1,000 quotes from famous people who acknowledge the Bible's greatness, and over 1,000 illustrations, literal depictions, charts, and maps. The answers to all the questions are actually included, and space is provided on every page to make notes of things that occur to the reader along the way. The set now comes with the online Balancing the Sword Reading Planner software that will help you customize a reading schedule all your own. The software's flexibility is impressive and is compatible with a range of internet browsers, including Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. The code for accessing the software is included with the book set (this replaces the CD version of the software that used to be bundled with the set). The introduction in the books includes ideas and tips for getting the most from this comprehensive and dedicated Bible study program. Each volume is 589 pgs, hc. - Zach

  • Item #: 022547
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $36.00

      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 #: 037927
    Retail: $19.98
    Rainbow Price: $13.82

      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 #: 001299
    ISBN: 9781601442260
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 001377
    ISBN: 9781601442284
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 001353
    ISBN: 9781601442277
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99
  • Item #: 004002
    Retail: $25.95
    Rainbow Price: $20.93
  • Item #: 040522
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Help the monkey balance himself out by adding bunches of bananas together in each of his outstretched hands. If your addition is correct, the monkey's arms will be level and his eyes will look straight ahead, but if you need to try again, his arms will be up and down and his eyes will be crossed. Bananas go from singles to bunches of 10 and are numbered for easy recognition. There are 15 banana number tokens in all. The monkey stands 7.25" tall.

  • Item #: 038875
    Retail: $34.95
    Rainbow Price: $32.25

    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 #: 015598
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

    Balance Beans are brightly colored, cute little “bean guys” that will help your youngster learn how to visually balance numbers on the seesaw. Place the red bean guys on the seesaw in the pattern shown on the challenge card. Then use the yellow, blue, and orange bean guys to balance the seesaw. Don’t move the red beans, just place the other beans strategically around them. There are 40 challenge cards in the set that range from easy to super hard – a great introduction to balancing equations. It’s an elementary algebra concept – made fun!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 001285
    ISBN: 9781601442253
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.99