Pre-Algebra teaches basic rules of solving equations using the associative, commutative, and other properties. Simple operations with polynomials are demonstrated with place-value blocks for conceptual understanding before being taught conventionally. Geometry concepts include surface area, volume, and the Pythagorean theorem.
Negative Numbers, Order of Operations, Solving for the Unknown, and Other Topics
What do I need?
To successfully complete the Pre-Algebra level, you will need:
- Instruction Manual — includes detailed instructions and solutions
- Instructional lesson videos — on DVDs and streaming within the Pre-Algebra Digital Pack
- Student Workbook — includes Lesson Practice, Systematic Review, and Application and Enrichment worksheets
- Tests booklet
- Integer Block Kit
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
Browse our sets to find the best fit for your needs.
What concepts are taught in Pre-Algebra?
Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Additional Concepts and Skills:
Lessons contained in Pre-Algebra
Lesson 3: Negative Numbers, Multiplication
Use Math-U-See’s four step approach and try out an example lesson from the Pre-Algebra level.
Step 1: Watch the video and review the material in the sample PDF below.
Step 2: Present the concept to your child using the build, write and say method.
Step 3: Have your student practice the concept using the sample PDF below.
Step 4: Evaluate their level of mastery and if ready move on to the next lesson.
Each lessons A, B, and C pages are used to teach the current lessons concept. The lettered lesson pages that come after those are for systematic review. These review pages may not be necessary for your child to fully complete, they should be used to practice the concepts they have not yet mastered or to review the concepts they have.
Still Unsure? Have your child take one of our Placement Assessments to see if this is the right level for them!
Pre-Algebra Individual Items
All of our Math-U-See books are the Canadian Edition and we are the only authorized retailer in Canada able to offer it.
Note about the Canadian Edition: MathCanada is the only authorized distributor for the Canadian Edition of Math-U-See. Every Math-U-See book we sell will be the Canadian Edition. If you are purchasing your books from another vendor, unless they are used, will be the US version which does not contain Canadian content such as the metric system or Canadian money.