Teach your children the joys of learning algebra with Hands-On Equations 1 Lite – the fun, FREE algebra app for children as young as eight!

"This is an excellent app for teaching the fundamentals of algebra, especially for visual learners."-

Algebra can be a tricky subject to master but with the help of Hands-On Equations 1 Lite, equations like 4x+2=3x+9 become child’s play! The app takes advantage of the iPad’s and iPhone's visual and touch features to demystify complex algebraic concepts.

The original Hands-On Equations program, using physical game pieces, has already helped more than a million students gain confidence with algebra. Now that same, proven method is available virtually in the palm of your hand__ for FREE!

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

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.

The app works like this –
•The unknown X variable is represented by a blue pawn on the digital screen while the constants are represented by number cubes.
•In Lesson 1 the icons do not move. The student uses thinking or guess and check to solve the equations.
•Beginning with Lesson 2, the student places the game pieces on the balance scale to represent the two sides of the equation.
•Beginning with Lesson 3, the student simplifies the equation by removing pawns from the balance to solve for the unknown X.
•The student verifies his/her solution by resetting the problem to conduct the check.
•Feedback is provided to the student in the check phase of the problem.
•Simple touch features are used to move the pieces around.
•An expert instructional video is included for each lesson.
•An intuitive user interface makes the app easy to use.

Hands-On Equations 1 Lite is perfect for introducing algebra to kids (or adults) in an entertaining and fun way. The app will boost their self-esteem and give them the confidence to take on even more complicated equations! Download the FREE app today and see how much fun and how easy algebra can be!

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What's New

Version 2.9.3

Minor changes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

121 Ratings

121 Ratings

AMAZING, EASY. Use this, you will not regret it


I am 25 and have always been bad at math, I skipped out on college because I was nervous I simply was not smart enough. I decided to join the military and algebra is required on the test. I took a practice test and I failed miserably, I was so lost trying to figure the problems out. It was very embarrassing for me, I decided to teach myself again. I bought a book and it was like reading an alien language. I thought, "it's 2017, I'm sure there's an app for that" sure enough I stumbled across this. Took me no longer than an hour to re grasp the concept of algebra. The visual learning in this app is fantastic and a lot easier than how I learned when I was a kid. I am glad I downloaded this app and I suggest it to ANYONE who wants to relearn but has a hard time with numbers like I do.

Amazing refresher app


There was a few things in the videos that could be added such as technically if you got 3x on one side and 4x on the other you can subtract 3x from Both sides and have just X on one side making it even easier to find out X. Still 5 star app all around. Much appreciated that it was free quick way for me to refresh. I'd donate money if there was a donate option.

Absolutely Fantanstic


Like a lot of people i am absolutely terrible with math, well being 20 I'm getting ready to start working for a union in which i need to take an aptitude test. Algebra is a big big part of that teat and thanks to this app, i am now ready and able to take this test. I would recommend this app to anyone and everyone.


Henry Borenson
104.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Borenson 2012


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