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 2021-22

All times Pacific.
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
10:15 - Noon
Marc Roth
WAITLIST
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Saturday
Aug 14 - May 21
2:45 - 4:30 PM
TBA
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
10:15 - Noon
Lisa Brett
ENROLL
5 spots left
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Esther Chen
ENROLL
5 spots left
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Sunday
Aug 15 - May 22
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Sandhya Raman
ENROLL
Wednesday
Aug 18 - May 25
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
Aug 18 - May 25
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Katherine Wolterbeek
ENROLL
2 spots left
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Thursday
Aug 19 - May 26
4:15 - 6:00 PM
Lisa Brett
ENROLL
4 spots left
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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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