Pre-Algebra A

PAA

Pre-Algebra A

suggested for ages 10-13


Course Details

Pre-Algebra is a middle school level course that prepares students for the study of Algebra 1. This course is suitable for mathematically advanced fifth and sixth graders, in addition to seventh and eighth graders who would like to build a strong foundation in Pre-Algebra concepts.

Pre-Algebra A covers four broad topics: arithmetic review; fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios; arithmetic expressions; and exponents and radicals. The practice problems provided in this course range from fundamentals practice to complex word problems from previous AMC8 and MathCounts contests.


Course Curriculum

This course typically takes 4-7 months to complete. This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and the difficulty of course material. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to reinforce concepts as needed.

Arithmetic Expressions

PAA1 Negative Numbers, Order of Operations, & Absolute Value

PAA2 Long Division and Multiplication

PAA3 Fractions and Simplifying

PAA4 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

PAA5 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Ratios

PAA6 Decimals

PAA7 Percents

PAA8 Ratios, Proportions, and Conversions

PAA9 Rate-Time-Distance Problems

Arithmetic Expressions

PAA10 Expressions with Variables

PAA11 Arithmetic Sequences & Sums

PAA12 Grouping Arithmetic Expressions

PAA13 Distributing and Factoring Arithmetic Expressions

Exponents and Radicals

PAA14 Introduction to Exponents

PAA15 Nonpositive Exponents

PAA16 Additional Exponent Rules

PAA17 Roots and Fractional Exponents