Prealgebra - AoPS Academy Santa Clara/Cupertino Campus

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Prealgebra

Academic Year Mathematics

We start Prealgebra by formalizing the rules of arithmetic that students learned in elementary school, so they can build on a rigorous foundation as they move into algebra. We then survey a wide range of topics, including number theory, algebra, geometry, counting, statistics, and probability. We introduce each topic with compelling problems, many of which are drawn from major national math contests such as MATHCOUNTS and the AMC 8. We place special emphasis on challenging word problems throughout the course.

Students completing Prealgebra are ready to move on to a more in-depth study of algebra and discrete math in our Algebra 1 course.

Textbook: Prealgebra by Art of Problem Solving.

Hardcopy and temporary access to the online version of the textbook are included in the tuition and fees of this course.

Schedule in 2020-21

All times Pacific.
Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Rachel Phillips
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Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Rachel Phillips
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Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Saturday
Aug 15 - May 22
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Katherine Wolterbeek
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 16 - May 23
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 16 - May 23
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sean Russom
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Sunday
Aug 16 - May 23
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sunday
Aug 16 - May 23
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sandhya Raman
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Wednesday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
James Hancock
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Thursday
Aug 20 - May 27
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Thursday
Aug 20 - May 27
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Lisa Brett
ENROLL
Friday
Aug 21 - May 28
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Friday
Aug 21 - May 28
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Rachel Phillips
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Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Prealgebra course.
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