Prealgebra is a term commonly used to refer to the level of mathematics a student studies before moving on to algebra and/or geometry. Prealgebra is difficult to define precisely other than "the math taken before algebra" because of the broad number of subjects that various prealgebra curriculums use.

A typical prealgebra curriculum more-or-less consists of:



  • the Art of Problem Solving: Prealgebra by David Patrick (Details).

AoPS Classes

The AoPS classes for prealgebra are a good starting point for those who finished up Beast Academy's curriculum or have a working understanding of simple arithmetic. Note that AoPS's classes are quite challenging as each class is considerably more in-depth and problem-solving-oriented compared to the equivalent typical school course in prealgebra which focuses more on rote memorization.