Friday, October 18, 2013

Serious Games For Hands-On Equations


Serious Games giving students a taste of in-depth algebraic experience


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A new FREE app is available for the Android tablet and phone: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra - Hands-On Equations 1 Lite,  by Dr Henry Borenson, enables a child as young as 8 years of age to solve advanced algebra equations such as 4x + 2 = 3x + 9 in three easy lessons—while having fun.

Google Play Link: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra

The Serious Games is based on the original Hands-On Equations program which uses physical game pieces and which has been used by more than a million students in the United States.


A short, helpful introductory video by Dr. Borenson, the inventor of Hands-On Equations, assures young students that algebra is fun and easy to master.

The app enables the user to move the digital game pieces to set up and solve the algebraic equations just as they would with the actual physical pieces. The unknown x is represented by a blue pawn, while the constants are represented by numbered cubes. “Legal moves,” are used to simplify and solve the equations.


This FREE app gives students a taste of the same in-depth algebraic experience they will have with the paid version of Hands-On Equations 1.