Math Tutor: Pre-Algebra Skills
Make math matter to students in all grades! This workbook provides step-by-step instructions of the most common math concepts and includes practice exercises, reviews, and vocabulary definitions. The book covers factoring, positive and negative numbers, order of operations, variables, exponents, and formulas such as perimeter, area, and volume.
Since Pre-Algebra is largely arithmetic-based, mastery of arithmetic becomes an important aspect of the Pre-Algebra curriculum. A student who does not understand basic concepts, such as factoring a number or adding two fractions, for instance, will have little success once these concepts are framed around far more abstract variables. Pre-Algebra becomes an important transition course not so much for the portion that is new to the student but for the larger portion that they should already know.
Each new concept is introduced with a short explanation, focusing on a single skill or concept, and proceeds to work out a few practice problems. Key terms are highlighted for easy identification. The student is then given ample problems to solve, as well as extra practice problems to further reinforce the skills learned. Answer Key included in the back of the book. Recommended for Grades 6-12. Black and White. 8.5 x 11 inches. 78 pages.