HANDS-ON EQUATIONS PAGE
Dr. Henry Borenson's Hands-On Equations
Hands-On Equations is a curriculum developed by Dr. Henry Borenson, which is designed to expose elementary students to algebraic thinking through hand-held manipulatives and is highly successful. The system is designed so that third and fourth grade students can use these manipulatives with success, but I think it is also important to teach upper elementary students and 6th grade how to communicate their algebraic thinking on paper. So without taking any of Dr. Borenson's hard work away, I have redesigned the worksheets so that students can communicate on paper the work they completed after having used the Hands-On Equations manipulatives to find the variable.
By clicking the button below, you can access all 26 lessons of the Hands-On Equations system.
Dr. Borenson has made available a couple of apps designed for the, tablet, iPhone and iPad. These are a great resource for those students who would like to practice their algebraic thinking on the go: