The second in a series of three apps, Hands On Equations 2 is an algebra app that enables students to solve math problems conceptually. I am amazed how easy this potentially difficult subject has been made by the techniques developed by a math teacher, Dr. Henry Borenson. Where were you Henry, when I was taking algebra?! Algebra can and does make sense using these methods. And, believe it or not, it is a LOT of fun!
In Hands On Equations 1, the student learns the basics of algebra. Hands On 2 takes the next step by introducing negative numbers. Solving such equations as 4x+(-x)+1=2x+5 and 2x-(-x)=12 becomes a “no brainer” to students.
The app takes the learner through a series of lessons, each include educational videos which explain how to solve basic algebraic concepts. These are followed by two examples and ten problems to solve, giving one enough practice in order to gain a sound understanding. The problems are not just written equations, but have manipulatives to work with, in order to come up with the answers. Should additional help be needed, you can rewatch the video or press a help button which shows you how to do the problem – step by step in action.
The Hands On Equations apps are the absolute best algebra apps I have had the pleasure of reviewing. You can start the series by download the Fun Way to Learn Algebra – Free – Hands-On Equations 1 Lite. It will provide the first set of lessons in Hands On Equations 1, allowing you to experience these brilliant techniques. I have no doubt you will want to purchase the paid version.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.