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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS LEARNING SYSTEM [S-1000]

Price:$34.95

Complete program for use with one student. Includes manuals for Levels I, II, and III, worksheets, answer key, and one student kit of game pieces with flat laminated balance. ISBN 0-9618105-0-5

"This system is just plain awesome, and it's pretty useful for parents, too, who now have a way of showing, rather than explaining, Algebra!" - from a teacher and parent.

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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO MANUAL DVD [DVD-2000]

Price:$9.95

A step-by-step visual guide to HANDS-ON EQUATIONS®! Each of the twenty-six lessons of the program is clearly demonstrated by Eric Borenstein, Molly Richman, or Dr. Borenson. This video is designed to be viewed one lesson at a time. Ideal for:

* Teacher classroom introduction or review of each lesson
* Student self-introduction or review of each lesson
* Twenty-six (26) lessons.
* Program time: approx. 120 minutes. DVD.


   

HANDS-ON EQUATIONS VERBAL PROBLEMS INTRODUCTORY WORKBOOK [VP-IW]

Price:$20.00

Twenty seven lessons of three problems each. The ideal way to introduce verbal problems to students in grades 3 & up. Each problem comes with a work template to guide the student.

Note: The Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Introductory Workbook assumes you have the Hands-On Equations Learning System or at least a Student Kit (K-1000) with which to solve the equations.

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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS VERBAL PROBLEMS BOOK [VPB-1000]

Price:$35.00

More than 350 verbal problems with solutions! Included in this resource are number, consecutive number, age, coin and distance problems for all three levels of Hands-On Equations.

ISBN#: 978-0-9618105-1-1

Note: The Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Introductory Workbook assumes you have the Hands-On Equations Learning System or at least a Student Kit (K-1000) with which to solve the equations.

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HANDS-ON EQUATIONS DELUXE HOME SET (S-1000, DVD-2000, VP-IW) [HP1-DVD]

Price:$54.95

This Hands-On Equations Deluxe Home Set is everything you need to get your child started with algebraic equations and word problems. This set includes the Hands-On Equations Learning System with reproduction rights for immediate family members, the Instructional Video Manual in DVD format, and the Hands-On Equations Introductory Verbal Problems Workbook. Additional student kits available for $5.50 each (see next product item).

"This Hands-On Equations system is so beyond fantastic for someone struggling with Algebra. Or--even to get a child started early on Algebra. No lie, I taught my second grader how to do an equation that is probably on the 8th-grade level in 15 minutes. - a proud parent

Hands-On Equations is a 2012 First Prize winner in the Algebra Category by Practical Homeschooling Magazine - Mary Pride

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ADDITIONAL STUDENT KIT [K-1000]

Price:$5.00

Additional set of student game pieces and flat laminated balance.

   

Developing Fractions Sense: Parent Set - 3rd Grade [DFS-1000A]

Price:$9.95

Includes one copy of the Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook A, the Instructional Hints & Answer Key booklet, and one set of plastic fraction blocks.

The Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook A has 32 short lessons which focus on and expand upon 3rd grade fractions standards. Fraction blocks, rectangular grids and the number line are used to convey essential ideas related to fractions, such as the meaning of a unit fraction, the concept of equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator.

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Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook A [DFS-WKA]

Price:$3.95

This student workbook has 32 short lessons focusing on 3rd grade fractions standards, and five enrichment lessons. Fraction blocks, rectangular grids and the number line are used to convey foundational concepts related to fractions, such as the meaning of a unit fraction, the concept of equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator.

Note: This product is intended to be used with the Developing Fractions Sense Teacher Set, which includes the Instructional Hints & Answer Key booklet. See item DFS-1000a above ($9.95).



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Developing Fractions Sense: Parent Set - 4th Grade [DFS-1000B]

Price:$10.75

Includes one copy of the Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook B, the Instructional Hints & Answer Key booklet, and one set of plastic fraction blocks.

The Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook B has 45 short lessons focusing on 4th grade fractions standards. All concepts are introduced via the fraction blocks before students are shown arithmetic approaches.

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Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook B [DFS-WKB]

Price:$4.75

This workbook has 45 short lessons focusing on 4th grade fractions standards. All concepts are introduced first via fraction blocks. Only then are students presented with arithmetic methods.

Note: This product is intended to be used with the plastic fraction blocks.

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Developing Fractions Sense C: Parent Set - 5th Grade [DFS-1000C]

Price:$11.50

Includes one copy of the Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook C, the Instructional Hints & Answer Key booklet, and one set of plastic fraction blocks.

The Developing Fractions Sense Student Workbook C has 46 lessons, some very short, focusing on 5th grade fractions standards, and 3 enrichment lessons. All concepts are introduced via the fraction blocks before students are shown arithmetic approaches.

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Developing Fractions Sense C Student Workbook: 5th Grade [DFS-WKC]

Price:$5.00

This workbook has 46 lessons focusing on 5th grade Common Core fractions standards, and three enrichment lessons. Some of the lessons are very short. All concepts are introduced first via fraction blocks. Only then are students presented with arithmetic methods.

For additional copies of this student workbook, please click on the Developing Fractions Sense Replacement Parts link at the top of this page.

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Plastic Fraction Blocks: One Set [FB-1000]

Price:$3.50

One set of plastic fraction blocks consisting of three yellow hexagons, 6 red trapezoids, 9 blue parallelograms and 15 green triangles. These blocks are attractively and playfully designed to promote student interest in fractions.



   

Plastic Fraction Blocks: Teacher Starter Set [FS-1000]

Price:$3.95

One set of plastic fraction blocks consisting of three yellow hexagons, 6 red trapezoids, 9 blue parallelograms and 15 green triangles. These blocks are attractively and playfully designed to promote student interest in fractions.

Includes a teacher starter guide with eight activities by Dr. Henry Borenson, "Developing Fractions Sense: Getting Started."

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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS FRACTIONS LEARNING SYSTEM [HF-1000]

Price:$29.50

Complete program for use with one student. Includes manuals for Levels I and II, worksheets, answer key, and one student kit of game pieces, consisting of a flat laminated balance, a set of eight number cubes, and a set of 33 fraction blocks.

Note: The set of fraction blocks used for the Hands-On Equations Fractions program is the same as the set used for the Developing Fractions Sense program.

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Hands-On Equations Fractions Student Kit [HF-K1000]

Price:$8.00

Hands-On Equations Fractions Student Kit: One Set.



   

Teacher Materials

THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS LEARNING SYSTEM [S-1000]

Price:$34.95

Complete program for use with one student. Includes manuals for Levels I, II, and III, worksheets, answer key, and one student kit of game pieces with flat laminated balance. ISBN 0-9618105-0-5

"This system is just plain awesome, and it's pretty useful for parents, too, who now have a way of showing, rather than explaining, Algebra!" - from a teacher and parent.

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Demonstration Balance Scale and Game Pieces [T-1000]

Price:$76.00

Hands-On Equations Teacher's Demonstration Scale and Game Pieces. Used in conjunction with the Hands-On Equations Program.

Note: This item is included in every Hands-On Equations Class Set of materials.

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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO MANUAL DVD [DVD-2000]

Price:$9.95

A step-by-step visual guide to HANDS-ON EQUATIONS®! Each of the twenty-six lessons of the program is clearly demonstrated by Eric Borenstein, Molly Richman, or Dr. Borenson. This video is designed to be viewed one lesson at a time. Ideal for:

* Teacher classroom introduction or review of each lesson
* Student self-introduction or review of each lesson
* Twenty-six (26) lessons.
* Program time: approx. 120 minutes. DVD.


   

Verbal Problems Book Level I - Blackline Masters [VP-BM1]

Price:$25.00

This is a set of black line masters for the Level I verbal problems of the Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Book. It includes some 250 problems.

The teacher may reproduce the problems for the students in his/her class.

   

HANDS-ON EQUATIONS VERBAL PROBLEMS INTRODUCTORY WORKBOOK [VP-IW]

Price:$20.00

Twenty seven lessons of three problems each. The ideal way to introduce verbal problems to students in grades 3 & up. Each problem comes with a work template to guide the student.

Note: The Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Introductory Workbook assumes you have the Hands-On Equations Learning System or at least a Student Kit (K-1000) with which to solve the equations.

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THE HANDS-ON EQUATIONS VERBAL PROBLEMS BOOK [VPB-1000]

Price:$35.00

More than 350 verbal problems with solutions! Included in this resource are number, consecutive number, age, coin and distance problems for all three levels of Hands-On Equations.

ISBN#: 978-0-9618105-1-1

Note: The Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Introductory Workbook assumes you have the Hands-On Equations Learning System or at least a Student Kit (K-1000) with which to solve the equations.

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Additional Classwork Sheets & Answer key [CSW-1000]

Price:$25.00

A set of ten (10) additional practice equations for each lesson of Hands-On Equations and accompanying answer key.

   

ADDITIONAL STUDENT KIT [K-1000]

Price:$5.00

Additional set of student game pieces and flat laminated balance.

NOTE: If you are purchasing 10 or more student kits, please click on the link at the top of this page: "Hands-On Equations Replacement Parts".

   

Hands-On Equations Class Set for Teacher and 10 Students [C-1010]

Price:$145

Class Set of Hands-On Equations for Teacher and 10 Students. Includes the Hands-On Equations Learning System (S-1000), 10 sets of student kits, each consisting of a flat laminated scale and a set of game pieces, Teacher's Demonstration Balance Scale and Game Pieces, and worksheet reproduction rights.

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Hands-On Equations Class Set for Teacher and 20 Students [C-1020]

Price:$195

Class Set of Hands-On Equations for Teacher and 20 Students. Includes the Hands-On Equations Learning System (S-1000), 20 sets of student kits, each consisting of a flat laminated scale and a set of game pieces, Teacher's Demonstration Balance Scale and Game Pieces, and worksheet reproduction rights.

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Hands-On Equations Class Set for Teacher and 30 Students [C-1030]

Price:$245

Class Set of Hands-On Equations for Teacher and 30 Students. Includes the Hands-On Equations Learning System (S-1000), 30 sets of student kits, each consisting of a flat laminated scale and a set of game pieces, Teacher's Demonstration Balance Scale and Game Pieces, and worksheet reproduction rights..

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Hands-On Equations Class Set for Teacher and 40 Students [C-1040]

Price:$295

Class Set of Hands-On Equations for Teacher and 40 Students. Includes the Hands-On Equations Learning System (S-1000), 40 sets of student kits, each consisting of a flat laminated scale and a set of game pieces, Teacher's Demonstration Balance Scale and Game Pieces, and worksheet reproduction rights..

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Early Algebra for the SMART Board - Single License [EA-SB-01]

Price:$35.00

Designed for teachers of students in grades 1 - 3. Students evaluate expressions and determine the unknown value in addition and subtraction equations using objects and drawings.

This application consists of eight lessons with 10 examples per lesson. REQUIRES THE USE OF THE SMART BOARD® and SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE 10.0 OR LATER. One (1) disc.

BONUS: This purchase includes an instructional video manual and one worksheet per lesson. Answer key included.


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Early Algebra for the SMART Board - Five Users [EA-SB-05]

Price:$150.00

Designed for teachers of students in grades 1 - 3. Students evaluate expressions and determine the unknown value in addition and subtraction equations using objects and drawings.

This application consists of eight lessons with 10 examples per lesson. REQUIRES THE USE OF THE SMART BOARD® and SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE 10.0 OR LATER. Five (5) disc.

BONUS: This purchase includes an instructional video manual and one worksheet per lesson. Answer key included.


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Early Algebra for the Interactive Whiteboard - Single User [EA-WB-01]

Price:$35.00

Designed for teachers of students in grades 1 - 3. Students evaluate expressions and determine the unknown value in addition and subtraction equations using objects and drawings.

This application consists of eight lessons with 10 examples per lesson. May be used with the Promethean Board, Mimio, and other interactive whiteboards. One (1) disc.

BONUS: This purchase includes an instructional video manual and one worksheet for each lesson. Answer key included.


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Early Algebra for the Interactive Whiteboard - Five Users [EA-WB-05]

Price:$150.00

Designed for teachers of students in grades 1 - 3. Students evaluate expressions and determine the unknown value in addition and subtraction equations using objects and drawings. This application consists of eight lessons with 10 examples per lesson.

This application consists of eight lessons with 10 examples per lesson. May be used with the Promethean Board, Mimio, and other interactive whiteboards. Five (5) discs.

BONUS: This purchase includes an instructional video manual and one worksheet for each lesson. Answer key included.


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Hands-On Equations for the SMART Board - Single User [SB-01]

Price:$25.00

For teachers of Hands-On Equations who are also using the SMART Board. A slide is included for each teaching example of the red, blue and green manuals. To maintain the effectiveness of the program, the teacher and students must also use the physical game pieces. REQUIRES THE USE OF THE SMART BOARD® and SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE 10 or higher.

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Hands-On Equations for the SMART Board - Five Users [SB-05]

Price:$100.00

For teachers of Hands-On Equations who are also using the SMART Board. A slide is included for each teaching example of the red, blue and green manuals. To maintain the effectiveness of the program, the teacher and students must also use the physical game pieces. REQUIRES THE USE OF THE SMART BOARD® and SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE 10 or higher.

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Hands-On Equations for the Interactive Whiteboard - Single User User [WB-01]

Price:$25.00

This PC application is for teachers of Hands-On Equations who are also using an interactive whiteboard, such as the Promethean Board, Mimio, etc. A slide is included for each teaching example of the red, blue and green manuals. To maintain the effectiveness of the program, the teacher and students must also use the physical game pieces.

his application may also be used with an LCD projector and regular whiteboard by operating from the computer keyboard.

If you wish this application for the MAC, please contact our office at 800-993-6284.


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Hands-On Equations for the Interactive Whiteboard - Five Users [WB-05]

Price:$100.00

This PC application is for teachers of Hands-On Equations who are also using an interactive whiteboard, such as the Promethean Board, Mimio, etc. A slide is included for each teaching example of the red, blue and green manuals. To maintain the effectiveness of the program, the teacher and students must also use the physical game pieces.

This application may also be used with an LCD projector and regular whiteboard by operating from the computer keyboard.

If you wish this application for the MAC, please contact our office at 800-993-6284.



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Replacement Parts

One Hands-On Equations Stiudent Kit [K-1000]

Price:$5.00

Additional set of student game pieces and flat laminated balance for use with the Hands-On Equations program.

   

Ten Hands-On Equations Student Kits [10 K-1000]

Price:$50.00

Ten Hands-On Equations Student Kits: ten sets of student game pieces and flat laminated balance.

   

Extras [Game Pieces]

Price:$4.25

Replacement set of student game pieces. 8 blue pawns, 8 white pawns, 2 red cubes (0-5), 2 red cubes (5-10), 2 green cubes (0-5), 2 green cubes (5-10) Laminated scale not included.

   

Laminated Balance Scale []

Price:$.75



   

Teacher's Demonstration Game Pieces (full set) []

Price:$24.00

Full set of 24 demonstration game pieces for the teacher set.

   

Level I Replacement Manual []

Price:$10.00

This manual contains Lessons #1 - #7. Student learn the meaning of an equation and the concept of equivalence. They perform "legal moves" that maintain the balance of the system. They also learn to work with multiples of parenthetical expressions. In Lesson #7 they learn a pictorial representation for setting up and solving equations with unknowns on both sides.

   

Level II Replacement Manual []

Price:$10.00

This manual contains Lessons #8 - #16. Student learn to work with the white pawn, called star, which is the opposite of the blue pawn. (Together, a blue and white pawn is worth zero) Students employ various properties of equality to solve equations. Among the properties used in Level II are the addition property of equality, the additive identity property and the property of additive inverses. These technical names not be mentioned, but the students understand the underlying concepts. The students experience these properties on a kinesthetic level.

   

Level III Replacement Manual []

Price:$10.00

This manual contains Lesson #17 - #25, which introduce the green cube.

   

Replacement Class Worksheets []

Price:$15.00

These worksheets are the original ones that come with the program. Each worksheet has 10 practice examples, four on the new lesson and six on the prior lessons so that the student is constantly reviewing what he/she has learned until that time.

   

Replacement Classwork Sheets Answer key []

Price:$10.00

The Answer Key is an exact image of the worksheets, but with the answers noted, enabling the parent or teacher to quickly check all the student responses.

   

ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM WORKSHEETS [CWS-1000]

Price:$25.00

One worksheet per lesson, each containing ten (10) new examples. Answer Key included.

   

Teacher's Demonstration Scale and Game Pieces [T-1000]

Price:$76.00

This demonstration scale is a stationary scale with no moving parts. It is used to illustrate equations for the class using the accompanying teacher game pieces.

If the scale top or base is damaged during use, contact our office to find out how you can obtain a complimentary replacement part.