Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra is the math you’ll use for the rest of your life. In fact, you’re already using it. Ever had to split a six piece pizza between ten hungry friends? How about figuring out how many more assists you need for that triple-double? This is Pre-Algebra, and in this class you’ll get the tools and tricks to tackle the types of math problems you deal with daily. This course can be used to supplement a face-to-face Pre-Algebra course. RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Mathematics standards through 6th grade.

*Please note: Pre-Algebra courses are not eligible for A-G approval.

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SEMESTER 1

Unit 1: Variables, Expressions, and Integers

  • Expressions and Variables
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Order of Operations
  • Comparing and Ordering Integers
  • Adding and Subtracting Integers
  • Multiplying and Dividing Integers
  • The Coordinate Plane

Unit 2: Solving Equations

  • Properties and Operations
  • The Distributive Property
  • Simplifying Variable Expressions
  • Variables and Equations
  • Solving Equations Using Addition or Subtraction
  • Solving Equations Using Multiplication or Division
  • Solving Two-Step Equations
  • Solving Multi-Step Equations

Unit 3: Solving Inequalities

  • Inequalities
  • Solving Inequalities Using Addition or Subtraction
  • Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication or Division
  • Solving Multi-Step Inequalities

Unit 4: Factors, Fractions, and Exponents

  • Factors and Prime Factorization
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Rules of Exponents
  • Negative and Zero Exponents
  • Scientific Notation

Unit 5: Rational Numbers

  • Rational Numbers
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions with a Common Denominator
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions

Unit 6: Linear Equations and Functions

  • Relations and Functions
  • Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Using Intercepts
  • The Slope of a Line
  • Slope-Intercept Form
  • Writing Linear Equations
  • Function Notation

SEMESTER 2

Unit 7: Ratios and Proportions

  • Ratios and Rates
  • Writing and Solving Proportions
  • Solving Proportions Using Cross Products
  • Similar and Congruent Figures
  • Similarity and Measurement
  • Scale Drawings

Unit 8: Percents

  • Percents and Fractions
  • Percents and Proportions
  • Percents and Decimals
  • The Percent Equation
  • Percent of Change
  • Percent Applications

Unit 9: Real Numbers and Right Triangles

  • Square Roots
  • Simplifying Square Roots
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Real Numbers
  • The Distance and Midpoint Formulas

Unit 10: Measurement, Area, and Volume

  • Triangles
  • Polygons and Quadrilaterals
  • Areas of Parallelograms and Trapezoids
  • Circumference and Area of a Circle
  • Surface Area
  • Volume

Unit 11: Angle Relationships and Transformations

  • Angle Relationships
  • Angles and Parallel Lines
  • Angles and Polygons
  • Translations
  • Reflections 
  • Rotations
  • Dilations

Unit 12: Data Analysis

  • Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms
  • Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Collecting Data
  • Interpreting Data