COURSE:  06102                               PREALGEBRA                                                                       CREDIT VALUE: One credit

* 06102                                                                                                                                   OPEN TO: Placement by Math Department & 8th grade teacher                                                                                            

 What you will learn in this course:
This is a full year course that includes five units: rational numbers and equations; proportions and similarity; linear and nonlinear functions; two- and three-dimensional space; and data sets. In the first unit, students will study the tools of algebra: operations with integers, operations with rational numbers, expressions and equations, and multi-step equations and inequalities. In the second unit, study of proportions and similarity will include ratios, proportions, and percents. In the third unit, linear functions and graphing as well as powers and nonlinear functions will be studied. In the fourth unit, the study of two- and three-dimensional space will focus on real numbers and right triangles, distance and angles, and surface area and volume. In the fifth unit, statistics and probability will be studied.


How you will learn in this course:
The basic driver of this course is the Pre-Algebra textbook. The students will learn through lecture, discussion, homework problem sets, and assessments. Completion of daily homework problem sets will be extremely important.

Why this course is important:
This Pre-Algebra course will provide students with a strong foundation of basic math skills used in the study of algebra while also preparing them for the future study of geometry and probability. Students will also be challenged to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and creative problem solving.