Algebra can be a tricky subject to master but with the help of the Hands-On Equations 1, equations like 4x+2=3x+9 and 2(x+4)+x=x+12 become child’s play!
The app takes advantage of the mobile device visual and touch features to demystify complex algebraic concepts. The original Hands-On Equations program, using physical game pieces, has already helped more than a million students gain confidence with algebra. Now that same, proven method is available virtually in the palm of your hand.
In Lesson 1, the student mentally tries to figure out the value of the pawn that makes both sides balance by using reasoning or a guess-and-check strategy. The game pieces do not move in this first lesson.
In Lesson 2, the student places the game pieces unto the image of the balance scale to represent both sides of the abstract equation.
In Lesson 3, the student uses “legal moves” with the pawns to simplify and solve for the unknown X.
In Lesson 4, the student learns to use legal moves with the cubes.
In Lesson 5, the student solves equations involving subtraction.
In Lesson 6, the student works with equations containing parenthesis.
Lesson 7 is a review Lesson.
A video introduction is provided for each lesson. Each video introduction is followed by two examples and ten exercises.
Level I of Hands-On Equations consists of six lessons and one review lesson. The student learns to solve equations such as 8+2x+3-x=2x+1 and 2(2x+1)=3x+8. There are more than 80 equations for the student to enjoy and solve!