# Pre-Algebra I

Empower young minds with strong foundations. A Grade Ahead’s Pre-Algebra I math program sets the stage for students to learn the concepts that are a necessary part of every young academic’s life. In addition to basic math topics and introductory Pre-Algebra topics, students in the Pre-Algebra I program will boost:

• test-taking skills
• focus and concentration
• Statistics, ratios, and proportions
• problem-solving skills
• logic and analysis

Pre-Algebra I students are given numerical drills, curriculum, and test prep homework. Each step has been designed to enhance A Grade Ahead students’ abilities to calculate quickly and accurately, while constructing solutions for real-world problems.

Numerical Drills. Boost accuracy and speed in calculations.
Begin with: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division of decimals
Next: Percentages and converting percentages
Last: All operations of integers
Numerical levels are individually customized based on the student’s skill set and mastery of the concepts.

Curriculum & Samples: Pre-Algebra I
 # Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 1 June Factors and Prime Factorization Factors and GCF (Greatest CommonFactor) LCM (Least CommonMultiple) Review 2 July Fractions Decimals Squares & Square Roots Review 3 August Test #1 Ratio/Rate Ratio Proportion Percent Review 4 September Metric System Length Liquid Volume Review; Weight 5 October Geometry-1 Geometry-2 Geometry-3 Review 6 November Geometry-4 Integers-1 Integers-2 Review 7 December Test #2 Expressions Equations Coordinate Grids Review 8 January Inequalities Statistics-1 Statistics-2 Review Preparation for State Standardized Tests February (ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise) Review of previous key topics with focus on strategies in the following areas: (1) Showing your work (2) Solving word problems (3) Using graphics 9 March Exponents Polynomial Pythagorean Theorem Review 10 April Cost and Selling Price Probability Transformations Review 11 (Final Testing) May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing Word Problems are included in every day's material.

Curriculum Samples
• Sample 1
• Sample 2