I looking for an idea to start teaching the equation of algebra, but not use the balance model. I am looking for a new motivational idea or a pedagogical method to start teaching equations.

The link below contains a good context for a balance model, But I am looking for something different. https://www.geogebra.org/m/xrwqt4ty

If you use some other idea's please give a hint. If you use a motivational picture on this subject, please share it if possible.

Thanks in advance.