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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 Eastern.
Tuesday
Sep 8, 2020 -
Jun 8, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
Sep 8, 2020 -
Jun 8, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Patrick Murray
ENROLL
Wednesday
Sep 9, 2020 -
Jun 9, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
Sep 9, 2020 -
Jun 9, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Bertilla Sieben
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Thursday
Sep 10, 2020 -
Jun 10, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Thursday
Sep 10, 2020 -
Jun 10, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Kimberly Feldman
ENROLL
5 spots left
Friday
Sep 11, 2020 -
Jun 11, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Friday
Sep 11, 2020 -
Jun 11, 2021
4:30 - 6:15 PM
Ethan Rioux
WAITLIST
Saturday
Sep 12, 2020 -
Jun 12, 2021
10:15 - Noon
Saturday
Sep 12, 2020 -
Jun 12, 2021
10:15 - Noon
Carlos Bovell
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Saturday
Sep 12, 2020 -
Jun 12, 2021
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Saturday
Sep 12, 2020 -
Jun 12, 2021
2:45 - 4:30 PM
Mansi Khanna
ENROLL
1 spot left
Sunday
Sep 13, 2020 -
Jun 13, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Sunday
Sep 13, 2020 -
Jun 13, 2021
12:30 - 2:15 PM
Arlene Cohen
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Sunday
Sep 13, 2020 -
Jun 13, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Sunday
Sep 13, 2020 -
Jun 13, 2021
5:00 - 6:45 PM
Ethan Rioux
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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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