Pre-Algebra

Course Description

Semester A

Pre-Algebra A leads students from basic mathematics to the study of higher mathematics such as Algebra and Geometry. Students will develop the mathematical skills that are essential for lifelong success. Students will engage with real-world scenarios, expanding the way they think and solve problems. Students will also learn how to confront and solve abstract problems with confidence, all while enjoying a bit of humor along the way. Students will begin their Pre-Algebra journey with Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities, and finish the semester with Ratios, Rates, and Proportions. Throughout this meticulously designed curriculum, every concept presented is accompanied by relatable examples and supportive scaffolding. Instruction is delivered in six dynamic modules, comprised of 10 lessons each, for a total of 60 lessons, containing a diverse array of learning tools such as text pages, videos, interactive activities, worksheets, and practice problems. Students will have the flexibility of asynchronous learning, allowing them to study, learn, and solve algebraic problems at their own pace.

Semester B

Pre-Algebra B propels students into more advanced mathematical concepts. Building on the solid foundation laid by the Pre-Algebra A course, Pre-Algebra B explores more abstract concepts, helping students refine the skills that are essential for both algebraic thinking and problem- solving. Students start the semester learning about Percents, Simple Interest, and Taxes, move on to Geometry, Area, and Volume, and conclude the course with Probability and Statistics. This comprehensive curriculum is enriched with many hands-on activities and engaging demonstration videos that guide students toward a concrete understanding of fundamental mathematical principles. Using scaffolded instruction, students will demonstrate their mastery of each algebraic skill by completing numerous practice problems and assessments. This semester-long course consists of six modules, each comprised of 10 lessons, for a total of 60 lessons. Learning is supported by a diverse array of tools such as text pages, videos, interactive activities, worksheets, and practice problems. In addition, students will have the flexibility of asynchronous learning, allowing them to study, learn, and solve algebraic problems at their own pace.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

8 – 12

Materials

None

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

Math 7

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Semester A

Major Concepts

  • Integers and Expressions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • More Equations and Inequalities
  • Exponents and Units
  • Ratios and Proportions

Semester B

Major Concepts

  • Percents
  • Graphing Linear Functions
  • Introduction to Geometry
  • Area, Volume, and Surface Area
  • Probability
  • Statistics