## How many lessons are in hands on equations?

26 lessons

The Hands On Equations Math Curriculum consists of 3 levels and 26 lessons (#26 is optional). The lessons are presented via a DVD.

## What is a hands on Equation kit?

Hands-On Equations® Hands-On Equations is a supplementary program that can be used with any math curriculum to provide students with a concrete foundation for algebra. It uses the visual and kinesthetic instructional approach developed by Dr. Henry Borenson to demystify abstract algebraic concepts.

**What is a balance model?**

This model is often used to support students’ understanding of linear equation solving. Characteristic of the balance model is that its form serves as a model for its function in solving linear equations: the balance can be used to refer to the situation of equality of the expressions on the two sides of an equation.

**What grade is hands on equations?**

Grades 3-8

Grades 3-8. Hands-On Equations® consists of three levels. At each level students use the game pieces to physically set up the given algebraic equation. They then use legal moves to physically solve equations.

### How do you solve a balanced equation in math?

An equation is like a weighing scale – both sides balance because they represent the same amount. To solve the equation you need to find the value of the missing number by performing the same operation on each side.

### How do you work out equations?

The following steps provide a good method to use when solving linear equations.

- Simplify each side of the equation by removing parentheses and combining like terms.
- Use addition or subtraction to isolate the variable term on one side of the equation.
- Use multiplication or division to solve for the variable.

**What are the 3 rules for balancing equations?**

To balance equations on your own, follow these simple rules:

- Check that all the formulae in the equation are correct.
- Deal with only one element at a time.
- Balancing is adding BIG numbers. You cannot change any of the small numbers in a chemical formula.
- Check each element again and repeat step 3 again if needed.

**What are the 4 steps to balancing a chemical equation?**

- Step 1: Make a Table. In a chemical equation there are subscripts and coefficients.
- Step 2: Determining and Balancing the First Element. Pick an element that appears in one molecule on the left side and in one molecule on the left.
- Step 3: Balancing Hydrogen.
- Step 4: Balancing Oxygen.