Pre-Algebra

Term Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Code PALG
Ages 8-12
Instructor Allen Gross
Price 1 semester $400
Price 2 semesters $700

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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. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The first semester begins the week of September 2nd and ends the week of December 16th. The second semester begins the week of January 13th, 2020, and ends the week of May 11th. 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 books Problemoids Grade 5 Math Challenge (sent free with registration) and Prealgebra (available at https://artofproblemsolving.com).

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