Teach your children the joys of learning algebra with Hands-On Equations 1 Lite – the fun, first algebra app for adults and children of ages eight and up!

"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.

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.

The app works like this –
•The unknown X variable is represented by a blue pawn on the digital screen while the constants 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.
•Starting 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 this app today and see how much fun and how easy algebra can be!

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What’s New

Version 2.9.6

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

RangoFett714 ,

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.

Madison T, ,

The Concept actually MAKES SENSE!

I’m 11 years old and I’m going into middle school next year where they are going to be teaching algebra. Of course I’m scared out of my mind even though I’m ok at math. When they introduced me to algebra in 5th Grade the concept was confusing and I forgot it easily. Now that it is summer I have to prepare for the advanced math, but I needed an concept that is easy to remember and short. My mom found me this app and when I tried the concept it was really easy and actually kind of fun. I played it over and over again and said I rather play this app than take a shower. 😂 Now here I am writing a review because I love this app so much. So GET THE APP if you can!

Developer Response ,

Madison, thanks for your review. We have posted it on our Facebook page at

Glad the program is helping you!

IllllllllllllIIIlIl ,

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.


Henry Borenson
106.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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