The third in the series of Hands On Equations apps, this app is for students that have completed Level 1 and 2 and would like more of a challenge involving negative constants. It is important that a student do the earlier lessons before embarking in 3. These apps are without question the best algebra apps I have reviewed. The lessons defy the potentially overwhelming concepts of algebra and makes them VERY simply understood. Not only that, it is feels like a game – a very fun game, that gently builds basics while imbuing confidence in students! Unlike the others, this is only currently available for the iPad.
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 watch the video again, or press a help button which shows you how to do the problem – step by step, in action.
About the inventor: Dr. Henry Borenson has taught mathematics to inner city, low achieving students as well as to Math Olympiad students at the Stuyvesant High School in New York City. After receiving a patent for Hands-On Equations, he founded Borenson and Associates to disseminate the Hands-On Equations program and the Making Algebra Child's Play workshop for teachers.
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
More information on Hands-On Equations can be found at Borenson.