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Topics covered in this full-year course include further study of rational numbers and real numbers, expressions and equations, inequalities, polynomials and factoring, linear functions and inequalities, ratio and proportion, percent applications, two dimensional and three dimensional geometry, geometric measure and coordinate geometry, patterns and nonlinear functions, data analysis and statistics, and probability and logic. Many of the topics covered in Pre-Algebra are also listed as topics covered in Essentials for Pre-Algebra. The difference between these two courses is that topics will be covered faster and more in-depth in Pre-Algebra than in the Essentials course. It will also be assumed that students registering in Pre-Algebra have had prior experience with topics that students registered in the Essentials course may be seeing for the first time. This course is generally appropriate for students in grades 7 and 8 and will provide a solid foundation from which students can continue studying mathematics, including the levels leading to AP Calculus, should that be the student’s goal.

This course is typically done in the 7th or 8th grade, however ability to do the work is more important than age or grade. Before registering, students should take the Pre-Algebra Readiness Assessment. The goal of this assessment is to ensure students are well placed in Pre-Algebra.

This course meets twice per week in 60-minute sessions.

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Foundations of Algebra, Sourcebook and Practice book bundle; Sadlier Oxford – ISBN 9780821583388
You can email to order this bundle.

Judy Frank is passionate about mathematics. Judy has a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the University of Calgary. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, both from Carleton University, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Alberta. Judy is currently working part-time towards a Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning.

Judy has 20 years of experience teaching a variety of levels of students including privately tutoring students in all levels in topics of mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus. During her extensive experience helping students learn math, Judy has learned that math is something that everyone can learn.

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