Review of Hands-On Equations

I've written a comprehensive review of Hands-On Equations, a program that lets students solve linear equations using a balance scale - making it like a "play."

I was impressed with this program - it teaches them equations that even include negative unknowns and negative numbers and require the usage of the distributive property.

For example, in the end of level III of Hands-On Equations, students can do equations such as

4(x + 2) - 3 = 5x + 2(-x) + 3

But even just going through the first level of the program (first seven lessons) enables students to solve equations such as

4(x + 2) = 2x + 10

Read the  review here!
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