Prealgebra 1

Prealgebra 1 includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. We introduce beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.

16 weeks

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SYLLABUS
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Schedule

Wednesday
Aug 3 - Nov 16
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Aug 3 - Nov 16
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Friday
Aug 26 - Dec 16
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Aug 26 - Dec 16
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Monday
Sep 12 - Jan 16
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Sep 12 - Jan 16
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Monday
Sep 12 - Jan 16
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Sep 12 - Jan 16
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Thursday
Oct 6 - Feb 9
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Oct 6 - Feb 9
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Tuesday
Oct 18 - Feb 21
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Oct 18 - Feb 21
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Wednesday
Nov 2 - Mar 8
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Nov 2 - Mar 8
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$310
$364 w/books
$310
With Books $364
Friday
Jan 13 - Apr 28
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jan 13 - Apr 28
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Thursday
Jan 26 - May 11
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jan 26 - May 11
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Tuesday
Feb 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Feb 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Friday
Mar 17 - Jun 30
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Mar 17 - Jun 30
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Thursday
Mar 30 - Jul 13
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Mar 30 - Jul 13
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Wednesday
Apr 19 - Aug 2
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Apr 19 - Aug 2
7:30 - 8:45 PM Eastern
6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
4:30 - 5:45 PM Pacific
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Summer 2017This course will be offered in Summer 2017. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 29 or July 4.

Who Should Take?

This course is designed for students who enjoy math and who have completed an elementary school (grades 1-5) math curriculum.

Lessons

Lesson 1 Arithmetic Rules, Day 1
Lesson 2 Arithmetic Rules, Day 2
Lesson 3 Squares and Exponent Laws
Lesson 4 Zero as an Exponent, Negative Exponents
Lesson 5 Multiples and Divisibility Tests
Lesson 6 Primes and Prime Factorization
Lesson 7 Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Divisor
Lesson 8 Fractions, Day 1
Lesson 9 Fractions, Day 2
Lesson 10 Linear Equations
Lesson 11 Advanced Linear Equations and Word Problems
Lesson 12 Inequalities
Lesson 13 Arithmetic with Decimals
Lesson 14 Decimals and Fractions
Lesson 15 Ratios and Proportions
Lesson 16 Conversions, Speed, Rates

Required Textbook

Prealgebra
By Richard Rusczyk, David Patrick, Ravi Boppana
Prealgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra and also teaches students problem-solving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8. The text is written to challenge students at a much deeper level than a traditional middle school prealgebra course.

I liked the way my instructor presented and taught all the topics in this course. I feel that the challenge problems were truly challenging. They really kept me thinking about how many different ways I can come up with a solution. One main thing that I have improved during this course was learning how to write a detailed explanation under the writing challenge problem. The elaborate feedback that I received for the writing challenge problem was helpful and I was able to find an easier way to do the problem. I also learned how to use LaTeX. Overall I can't explain in words how much I truly enjoyed this course.

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