Pre-Algebra

Term Spring 2021
Code MTH21
Ages 8-12
Instructor Allen Gross
Price $425

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This is the second half of a two-semester course that began in Fall 2020

This course teaches students the necessary problem-solving strategies that will enable them to solve algebraic equations. Topics include set, numeration, operations, pre-algebra, pre-geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. During the year, the course will cover a wide variety of areas: primes and divisors, fractions, equations and inequalities, decimals, ratios and proportions, unit conversions and rates, percentages, square roots, geometric shapes, statistics, and counting and elementary probability.

This course is set for the appropriate level of difficulty for children who would be in the fifth grade if they were in a public school. While the list of topics may seem daunting, the purpose of the course is to ensure in a gentle way that students are able to succeed with algebra.

Live Classes: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, from January 13th to May 12th. Students unable to attend a live class will be able to access a recording of the class.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Materials: Students will need the book Prealgebra (available at https://artofproblemsolving.com).

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