Provide your middle school students with a solid foundation for algebra!

When elementary school students succeed with algebra, they see themselves as having a higher capacity for learning. This new vision of themselves can impact their whole school career.

Middle school students who can easily solve algebraic linear equations such as 2(2x + 3) = 3x + 12 and apply this skill to the solution of algebraic word problems, will have a great advantage when going into a traditional algebra 1 class.

Learn the power of a concrete and pictorial approach to algebraic linear equations!

Learn how to concretely model linear equations

Understand the "legal moves" which may be used to solve equations

Enable your students to solve equations such as 4x + 3 = 3x + 9 in just three lessons

Experience the "teacher-as-the-coach" mode of instruction

Understand the power of Piagetian learning

Enable your students to understand and solve equations such as 2(2x+3) = 3x+7

Learn how to enhance student mathematical communication

Learn the pictorial representation for solving equations

The secret to using the traditional written notation for solving equations

Learn a visual way to present the addition property of equality, the property of additive inverses, and the additive identity property for solving algebraic equations

Learn a meaningful way to teach addition and subtraction of integers

Learn the power of a concrete and pictorial approach to verbal problems!

Sally is 4 years older than Tim. If the sum of their ages is 20, how old is each?

Brian buys one pack of baseball cards to add to the two cards a friend gave him. Then his mother gives him two more packs as a special treat. Now he has as many cards as Marcus who owns one pack plus 12 loose cards. How many cards are in each pack?

"Hands-On Equations is a powerful tool and the workshops are exceptional!"

Charity Weber, Elementary Math Coach, LAUSD

This workshop will help your students meet the following Common Core Math Process Standards:

Use appropriate tools strategically

Model with mathematics

Look for and make use of mathematical structure

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

Recommended for:

This workshop is recommended for teachers of mathematics in grades 3 - 8. Teachers of the gifted in grade 2 and teachers of high school students struggling with algebra will also find this workshop of value.

To bring this training to your district:

Please complete a quick form or call 800-993-6284. Please specify three alternative dates that will work for you.