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# Description

"My kids say '5 stars is not enough! Give them 200 stars!'"

"This has to be the BEST app ever!"

This app is intended for students who have already completed Level 1 of Hands-On Equations.

In Level 2, the student learns how to solve equations involving the white pawn -- whose name is "star" -- as well as the blue pawn and the red cubes.

The white pawn is an unknown like the blue pawn. The value of the white pawn is the opposite of that of the blue pawn. Hence if x = 3, star = -3.

Since their sum is zero, when the white pawn and the blue pawn occur together on the same side of the scale they may be removed without affecting the balance.

The notation used for the white pawn is that of an x with a crossbar through it. It has the name of “star” since it looks like a star. Later on in the program the students learn to recognize “(-x)” as another name for star.

In Level 2 students learn to solve equations such as 4x+(-x)+1=2x+5 and 2x-(-x)=12.

A video introduction is provided for each lesson. (See the sample YouTube video at http://youtu.be/VFYQ47EAqZw.) Each video introduction is followed by two examples and ten exercises. It is essential for the student to view the lesson video prior to attempting the examples and exercises for that lesson.

Hands-On Equations is the ideal introduction to algebra for elementary and middle school students. Not only will students have fun and be fascinated with the program, their sense of self-esteem will be dramatically enhanced as they experience success with sophisticated algebraic equations.

High school students struggling with algebra will likely experience success and understanding for the first time as they work with this app.

The video instruction for each lesson will enable the user to continue with the success and enjoyment they had with the Level 1 app as they solve even more challenging equations!

More information on Hands-On Equations can be found at www.borenson.com and on YouTube.

"This has to be the BEST app ever!"

This app is intended for students who have already completed Level 1 of Hands-On Equations.

In Level 2, the student learns how to solve equations involving the white pawn -- whose name is "star" -- as well as the blue pawn and the red cubes.

The white pawn is an unknown like the blue pawn. The value of the white pawn is the opposite of that of the blue pawn. Hence if x = 3, star = -3.

Since their sum is zero, when the white pawn and the blue pawn occur together on the same side of the scale they may be removed without affecting the balance.

The notation used for the white pawn is that of an x with a crossbar through it. It has the name of “star” since it looks like a star. Later on in the program the students learn to recognize “(-x)” as another name for star.

In Level 2 students learn to solve equations such as 4x+(-x)+1=2x+5 and 2x-(-x)=12.

A video introduction is provided for each lesson. (See the sample YouTube video at http://youtu.be/VFYQ47EAqZw.) Each video introduction is followed by two examples and ten exercises. It is essential for the student to view the lesson video prior to attempting the examples and exercises for that lesson.

Hands-On Equations is the ideal introduction to algebra for elementary and middle school students. Not only will students have fun and be fascinated with the program, their sense of self-esteem will be dramatically enhanced as they experience success with sophisticated algebraic equations.

High school students struggling with algebra will likely experience success and understanding for the first time as they work with this app.

The video instruction for each lesson will enable the user to continue with the success and enjoyment they had with the Level 1 app as they solve even more challenging equations!

More information on Hands-On Equations can be found at www.borenson.com and on YouTube.

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# Reviews

4.7

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David Nixon

It took me until now! It took me until now to fully understand algebra. At the age of nearly 60, this monster kept me in the dark. Now it is so clear, at least 98 percent, there's got to be a little mystery. Not sure if you guys have a level three or some other mathematical solving apps but I hope so. Well done everyone.

James Roy

I wish it had always been explained this way! After using these apps for two days I now have a better grasp on algebra than I did after years of taking and retaking algebra courses. This has been the only thing keeping me from finishing a degree and now, after this app I'm killing it! This app makes me exremely angry at all of my teachers because this is so easy! Why couldnt they explain it this way!? I never rate apps but this one earned a five star from me.

Amanda Pitruzzello

It makes algebra so much easier The only problem with this app is it needs more material. You get almost the same amount of work/problems with the free app

Mark Reis

More frustrating When you get the equation to balance. You have the wrong answer?

Meagan Peters

I've never understood math so easily, im 32 and just like I'm doing the same thing as chuck below me! I'm hoping there is more material available!!

Chuck Rogers

Awesome learning tool I'm 48 and I've never taken algebra before. I'm using this app to learn so I can take my GED test. I'm not longer letting algebra scare me from taking the test. This is actually fun. Thank you very much. I'll be looking for more advanced lessons from you.

User reviews

More frustrating When you get the equation to balance. You have the wrong answer?

VERY easy way to learn algebra. I'm 42, outta school ages, forgotten how to do this. Taking a class & must pass readiness test. This is helping me a lot so far. It breaks it down into very easy to understand steps in a game which makes it a LOT more fun than YouTube vids or reg study.

Great app. Definitely recommend it if you struggle with algebra. Great for teaching you how to work out problems and gives you great practice!

Lesson 10 exercise 2 is a bunch of crap! Considering we must pay for this app, they should at leadr give us hints or show us where we went wrong.

Great part 2 This app is great. I've a firm grasp on algebra 1 and it has saved me tremendous time. I wish that there was an app similar to this one for algebra 2

Great, EXCEPT Hardware problem that they are looking into the same day as my concern.

I was liking it a lot but on lesson 12 I got stuck on example B which looks totally different than the lesson, so I cannot go any further and there is no way of asking for an explanation

Lesson 14 video doesn't explain how to do the example problems. Stuck on example B.

Great App I've basically relearned basics of algebra which I failed to understand, within 1 week thanks to this app. Thank you

Ben I loved this app because it takes u step by step through algebra and I'm ahead of my class now and I will do great next year in 6th grade in algebra

I'm 56 and I never thought ever that I could understand algrebra. I think this app is excellent!!

I'm math illiterate - this really helps my mental math block

Surprised - but it works. Allowed me to see it in a way I could understand - even though I've never had a day of algebra.

Great Math App I love this app, but wish there was one for other college level mathematics.

Excellent A really great teaching tool. I'm using it to prepare for my math placement test and I'm extremely satisfied.

Returning older student BEST APP EVER. If this WAS how algebraic terms HAD been TAUGHT when I WAS in school 38 years ago; I would be whisking through the equations as I AM with this app. MANY MANY MANY THANKS TO DR. BORENSON for this BRILLANT method to teach old folks NEW tricks

Absolutely Love it! I love these! Own all 3! My only recommendation would be, make expansion packs for each series that we can purchase additionally. No videos, or tutorials, but more problems to solve, for those of us who'd like to keep the information fresh and practice with more available problems! Provide expansion packs with 100 problems or so from each series, 1, 2, and 3 individually, that we can purchase additionally! 5 bucks or so for each of the series relative expansion packs, with additional problems for us to work out and have fun with, would be 15 dollars more for each potential user to purchase. Either way, I love these apps! Thanks for an incredible way to make the Algebra I missed in school, so incredibly easy to understand! Highly recommended to any and all who want to understand the hidden simplicity of Algebra, that seemed like a confusing mystery to so many of us before :)

We love it My 8 year old and I love the setup and enjoy how easy it is to learn algebra. I look forward to more of his programs.

Some of the time I'm right and the program doesn't recognize or the program chooses numbers that don't work.

Henry Borenson July 14, 2015

Dennis, if you should catch this situation again, would you provide a screen shot? Also, should this occur again, use the back arrow and forward arrow and the correct equation will come up. info@borenson.com Review deleted

# Additional information

Updated

September 29, 2015

Installs

1,000 - 5,000

Current Version

1.4

Requires Android

2.2 and up

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