WHA offers two “pre-algebra” options for students in the School of Logic. More advanced students may choose to take Pre-Algebra in 7th grade before enrolling in Algebra 1 in 8th grade. Other students may prefer to begin with Math 7, a continuation of the WHA Singapore Math series, before moving on to Pre-Algebra in 8th and delaying Algebra 1 until 9th grade.
This course is part of the Singapore Math series and provides a foundation in arithmetic, geometry, measurement, and other core topics leading up to Algebra 1. It is intended as a precursor to a more rigorous “Pre-Algebra” course, but some students may be able to jump directly from this course into Algebra 1. Details of specific topics covered will be coming soon.
Textbook & Materials:
- Math in Focus: Grades 6-8 Course 2 Student book for 1st Semester Book A (and Extra Practice A workbook)
- Math in Focus: Grade 6-8 Course 2 Student book for 2nd Semester Book B (and Extra Practice B workbook)
- Math solutions key for Course 2 (optional, for parents)
- Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet
This course provides a solid foundation in arithmetic, geometry, measurement, and other core topics required for success in Algebra 1. Specific topics include arithmetic operations on integers and rational numbers; variables, expressions and equations; area and volume; ratio, proportion, and percent; measurement and graphing; solving word problems.
Textbook: PreAlgebra: An Accelerated Course, 1992, by Mary Dolciani (ISBN 0395591236)
Prerequisite: Math 6; (Math 7 optional for students who may need extra time to grasp the concepts)