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# Tag Archives: algebra

## Hands-On Equations 1

‘Hands-On Equations’ is actually an off-line program that simplifies the process of learning and mastering algebraic concepts. It is both visual and kinesthetic in nature.

The iPad version presents six lessons. Each consists of a video introduction followed by two practice problems and ten exercises. The practice problems and exercises remain locked until students complete each preceding one. Feedback (correct/incorrect) is given after each problem. Students are required to redo incorrect problems.

Although I do not have experience with the off-line program, I am impressed with the iPad version. Use it to introduce algebra to mid-elementary students or to practice algebra with older students.

You can also try the free Lite version before committing to the full version. It allows students full access to the first 3 lessons!

Posted in 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th, iPad, iPod Touch & iPhone, Math, Paid
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## Math.

This app reminds me of Khan Academy, but it only contains lessons from four mathematics courses – Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Also, it is a lot more costly than Khan Academy – more on that below.

Students can either search for a lesson or choose one from the listed courses. Each course contains between 9 – 13 chapters (read chapter titles below). Each chapter has at least a dozen lessons/concepts. Each lesson/concept provides an extensive opportunity to view examples, practice, be challenged, complete a self-test, and have access to worksheets and notes. Many of the examples link to video clips that explain each concept.

Although this app is free to obtain, only the first five lessons completed are complimentary. After that, courses can be purchased in-app for $9.99 each or all of them for a total of $39.99. Proceed cautiously; the price of this app can quickly become steep. Khan Academy may be a better fit for your situation.

Also, please note that a wifi connection (or 3G) is required to access the bulk of each lesson’s content.

*Pre-Algebra Chapters*

- Whole Numbers
- Integers
- Fractions
- Decimals
- Algebraic Thinking
- Ratio, Proportion, & Percent
- Geometry
- Measurement
- Probability & Statistics

*Algebra 1 Chapters*

- Simplifying
- Equations
- Word Problems
- Inequalities, Absolute Value, Functions, Graphing
- Linear Equations
- Systems of Equations
- Exponents & Polynomials
- Factoring
- Rational Expressions & Equations
- Radicals
- Quadratics
- Additional NCTM Concepts

*Geometry Chapters*

- Introduction
- Angle Pairs & Perpendicular Lines
- Parallel Lines & Polygons
- Triangles
- Quadrilaterals
- Similarity
- Right Triangles
- Circles
- Area
- Volume

*Algebra 2 Chapters*

- Simplifying
- Equations
- Word Problems
- Inequalities, Absolute Value, Functions, Graphing
- Linear Equations
- Systems of Equations
- Exponents & Polynomials
- Factoring
- Rational Expressions & Equations
- Radicals
- Quadratics
- Imaginary & Complex Numbers
- Quadratic Equations & Function

Posted in 6th - 8th, 9th - 12th, Free, iPad, iPod Touch & iPhone, Math, Paid
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