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Prealgebra

Academic Year Mathematics

Prealgebra begins by formalizing the rules of arithmetic that students learned in elementary school, building on a rigorous foundation as they move into algebra. We then survey a wide range of topics, including number theory, algebra, geometry, counting, statistics, and probability. Each topic is introduced with compelling problems, including many drawn from major national math contests such as MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8. We place special emphasis on challenging word problems throughout the course.

Homework and exams

Students should expect to spend 1-3 hours on homework every week. Homework will be assigned and completed through the class website, where students receive immediate feedback on their work. Students will take three in-class exams throughout the course.

Textbook

The textbook for the course is Prealgebra by Art of Problem Solving.

Hardcopy and lifetime digital access to the online version of the textbook are included in the tuition and fees of this course.

Syllabus


Schedule in 2022-23

All times Eastern.

Saturday
10:15 – Noon
Aug. 20, 2022 – June 3, 2023
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Saturday
2:45 – 4:30pm
Aug. 20, 2022 – June 3, 2023
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Sunday
12:30 – 2:15pm
Aug. 21, 2022 – June 4, 2023
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Sunday
2:45 – 4:30pm
Aug. 21, 2022 – June 4, 2023
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Monday
5:00 – 6:45pm
Aug. 22, 2022 – June 5, 2023
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Tuesday
6:45 – 8:30pm
Aug. 23, 2022 – May 23, 2023
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Wednesday
5:00 – 6:45pm
Aug. 24, 2022 – May 24, 2023
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Friday
5:00 – 6:45pm
Aug. 26, 2022 – May 26, 2023
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Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Prealgebra course.

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