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

Friday
Jan 13 - Apr 28
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jan 13 - Apr 28
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
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
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
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$325
With Books $379
FULL
Friday
Mar 17 - Jun 30
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Mar 17 - Jun 30
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6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
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$325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
Wednesday
Apr 19 - Aug 2
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Apr 19 - Aug 2
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6:30 - 7:45 PM Central
5:30 - 6:45 PM Mountain
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$325
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$325
With Books $379
FULL
Thursday
May 18 - Aug 31
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
May 18 - Aug 31
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
WAITLIST
Monday
Jun 5 - Sep 25
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jun 5 - Sep 25
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
Jun 14 - Sep 27
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jun 14 - Sep 27
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
Jun 29 - Oct 12
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jun 29 - Oct 12
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
Monday
Jul 24 - Nov 13
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Jul 24 - Nov 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
Friday
Aug 18 - Dec 8
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Aug 18 - Dec 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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Tuesday
Aug 29 - Dec 19
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Aug 29 - Dec 19
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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Thursday
Sep 7 - Jan 11
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Sep 7 - Jan 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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Monday
Sep 18 - Jan 22
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Sep 18 - Jan 22
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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Friday
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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Wednesday
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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL
Tuesday
Nov 7 - Mar 13
7:30 - 8:45
PM ET
Nov 7 - Mar 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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TBA $325
$379 w/books
$325
With Books $379
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 29, July 4, September 4, November 18 - 26, and December 21 - January 3.

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.

The class was very fun and I learned a lot. The instructor was a great teacher. Math is fun already and he made it MORE FUN. This year I was moved ahead in math but was still so bored in school. At AoPS I was finally NOT bored in a math class. This course was amazing!

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