# Montessori21stCentury’s Weblog

## Hands On Equations Program for Montessorians

on September 8, 2010

The Hands-On Equations Program is one of the featured prizes in the AMC Special Montessori September and October Drawings. Please see http://www.amonco.org To enter the drawing, please visit http://www.amonco.org/directory.html

This webinar will provide an overview of Hands-On Equations. Participants will gain an idea of how equations are represented and solved and how the concepts are applied to the solution of verbal problems. We will show how the game pieces are used to represent equations such as:

4x + 3 = 3x + 9
2(x + 4) = x + 10
5x + 2(-x) + 3 = x + 9
2x = (-x) + 12

In addition, we will provide a glimpse of Hands-On Equations can assist students in solving verbal problems such as:
Three times a number, increased by 2, is the same as the number increased by 10. Find the number.

Eight years from now, Tom will be 4 years older than twice his present age. How old is he now?

By participating in this introductory webinar, participants will understand how Hands-On Equations can be of value to them in introducing their students in grades 3 – 9 to basic algebraic concepts. Full-length webinars and full-day workshops are available to provide educators with in-depth training