PreAlgebra
$99.00 – $274.00
Students learn: Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Solving Linear Equations, Graphs, Polynomials, One variable equation, and inequalities, Pythagoras Theorem, etc
Typically for 78th grade students. Full school year.
Description
Comprehensive PreAlgebra course for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students
Prealgebra is a common name for a course in middle school mathematics. Prealgebra is usually taught in the 6th grade, 7th grade or 8th grade. The objective of it is to prepare students for the study of algebra.
Contents of the PreAlgebra Course:
 Whole Numbers
Each of the four basic operations with whole numbers—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division—is modeled and explained. As each operation is covered, discussions of algebraic notation and operation signs, translation of algebraic expressions into word phrases, and the use the operation in applications are included.
 The Language of Algebra
Mathematical vocabulary as it applies to the whole numbers is presented. The use of variables, which distinguishes algebra from arithmetic, is introduced early in the chapter, and the development of and practice with arithmetic concepts use variables as well as numeric expressions. In addition, the difference between expressions and equations is discussed, word problems are introduced, and the process for solving onestep equations is modeled.
 Integers
While introducing the basic operations with negative numbers, students continue to practice simplifying, evaluating, and translating algebraic expressions. The Division Property of Equality is introduced and used to solve onestep equations.
 Fractions
Fraction circles and bars are used to help make fractions real and to develop operations on them. Students continue simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions with fractions, and learn to use the Multiplication Property of Equality to solve equations involving fractions.
 Decimals
Basic operations with decimals are presented, as well as methods for converting fractions to decimals and vice versa. Averages and probability, unit rates and unit prices, and square roots are included to provide opportunities to use and round decimals.
 Percents
Conversions among percents, fractions, and decimals are explored. Applications of percent include calculating sales tax, commission, and simple interest. Proportions and solving percent equations as proportions are addressed as well.
 The Properties of Real Numbers
The properties of real numbers are introduced and applied as a culmination of the work done thus far, and to prepare students for the upcoming chapters on equations, polynomials, and graphing.
 Solving Linear Equations
A gradual buildup to solving multistep equations is presented. Problems involve solving equations with constants on both sides, variables on both sides, variables and constants on both sides, and fraction and decimal coefficients.
 Math Models and Geometry
The chapter begins with opportunities to solve “traditional” number, coin, and mixture problems. Geometry sections cover the properties of triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, circles, irregular figures, the Pythagorean Theorem, and volumes and surface areas of solids. Distanceratetime problems and formulas are included as well.
 Polynomials
Adding and subtracting polynomials is presented as an extension of prior work on combining like terms. Integer exponents are defined and then applied to scientific notation. The chapter concludes with a brief introduction to factoring polynomials.
 Graphs
This chapter is placed last so that all of the algebra with one variable is completed before working with linear equations in two variables. Examples progress from plotting points to graphing lines by making a table of solutions to an equation. Properties of vertical and horizontal lines and intercepts are included. Graphing linear equations at the end of the course gives students a good opportunity to review evaluating expressions and solving equations
 One variable equation and inequalities
 Pythagoras Theorem
 Statistics
 Probability
Our PreAlgebra Tutors

Rebecca Ho
Biology Major at Brown UniversityProvidence, RI 
Cindy Lopez
BA in Mathematics from Amherst CollegeChicago, IL 
Tori Walker
BS Computational Media from Georgia TechCapiatá, Paraguay 
Riya Desai
Junior at the University of Texas at Austin pursing a B.S.A. in BiochemistryAustin, Texas 
Alena You
BS Civil Engineering in UC IrvineUnited States 
JessicaAnn “Jessie” Ereyi
Engineering Freshman at Princeton UniversityCharlotte, North Carolina 
Juan Martinez
Computer Science Master's Student at UC Davis, B.S. in Applied Mathematics from UC MercedBay Area, CA 
Alex Karpf
Math Major StanfordUnited States 
Aarya Robin Goenka
Math Sophomore from UCLAAhmedabad, India 
Nick Vecchioni
EECS and Data Science Junior at UC BerkeleyBerkeley, California 
Florence Li
University of Chicago, Biological/Environmental Science MajorNJ 
Edgar Collado
D.Sc in Unmanned Systems Engineering (in progress), Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, PartTime Engineering Professor, Parttime EntrepreneurPuerto Rico
Additional information
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Thank you Whizsmart for helping our son. He went on to get an A grade in PreAlgebra. Initially he found PreAlgebra difficult after arithmetic. Now he loves Algebra.