Pre Algebra


Pre Algebra

(9 customer reviews)


Students learn: Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Percent, Solving Linear Equations, Graphs, Polynomials, One variable equation, and inequalities, Pythagoras Theorem, etc

Typically for 7-8th grade students.

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Comprehensive Pre-Algebra Group Class for 7th and 8th grade students

Pre-algebra is a common name for a course in middle school mathematics. Pre-algebra is usually taught in the 7th grade or 8th grade. The objective of it is to prepare students for the study of algebra.

Contents of the Pre-Algebra 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 one-step 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 one-step 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.

  • Percent

    Conversions among percent, 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 build-up to solving multi-step 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. Distance-rate-time 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

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9 reviews for Pre Algebra

  1. Stacy Leowald

    My son this class. He improved his grades in Pre-Algebra and developed real interest in Math. The teacher paid individual attention. I will recommend this class to all middle school students.

  2. Ram Narayanan

    We tried a lot of tutoring services like Kumon. But my daughter was not doing well in Math. Whizsmart really helped her with Pre algebra. Whizsmart’s curriculum is excellent. Also the teachers are really good.

  3. Ron Liu

    This is an excellent class. Recommend it to everyone.

  4. Peter Simmons

    Our son took this class and did really well with AMC8 too.

  5. Jaya Subramanium

    Very good service. My daughter got an A after this class.

  6. Ricky Lam

    Whizsmart teachers make sure that the student learn the concepts. We like their fundamentals driven approach. Our son enjoys studying at Whizsmart.

  7. Vladmir K

    I am happy I found whizsmart. Their approach to teaching Math is so much better. Like I learnt in Russia.

  8. Karen Zanin

    The teacher for my son’s class goes to Columbia. She is an inspiration to my daughter.

  9. David Tan

    This class helped my daughter learn the concepts of Algebra. She was great at Arithmetic but was having difficulty in understanding Algebra.

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