This course prepares students for the formalized study of Algebra 1. Students will be engaged in representing problem situations with symbolic expressions, functions, and equations. Students will be expected to solve one-variable equations involving the set of rational numbers efficiently and accurately. They will investigate the relationships among data, in particular linear relationships. This course serves as an introduction to modeling and solving contextualized problems through graphs, tables and symbolic representations. Students will be able to identify functions as linear or nonlinear and contrast their properties using tables, graphs and/or equations. Students should have completed study of basic math functions and be proficient in fractions before registering for prealgebra.
Prerequisites: Demonstrated proficiency in basic math functions, advanced place value (including standard form, word form, expanded form and exponent form), fractions (including the 4 operations through mixed fractions, converting mixed numerals and improper fractions, comparing and ordering, and fractions on a number line), decimals (including reading and writing decimals, the 4 operations through mixed decimals, comparing and ordering, and decimals on a number line).
*Enrollment Prerequisites: pretest and/or consent of the instructor is required for admission to the course.