*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.

## PreAlgebra Products

Includes everything you need for a successful experience with *PreAlgebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Integer Block Kit
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*PreAlgebra*Digital Pack

The *PreAlgebra* Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages. It also includes the *PreAlgebra* Tests.

For customers who have the required Integer Block Kit but need the Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes *PreAlgebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*PreAlgebra*Digital Pack

The *PreAlgebra* Instruction Pack contains the instruction manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and detailed solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit and Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes *PreAlgebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Lifetime access to our
*PreAlgebra*Digital Pack

Lifetime access to *Pre Algebra* streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson solutions, Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDFs, and other online resources from any browser. You’ll also have access to the Math-U-See Digital Manipulatives. You will be sent Access instructions once your pack has been set up. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests.

This 133-piece manipulative block set is the only one you’ll need for all levels of Math-U-See, from *Primer* through *Algebra 1*; includes 20 ones and tens, 13 fives, and 10 each of twos, threes, fours, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and hundreds blocks, plus the Decimal Street™/Block Clock poster. The durable cardboard storage box doubles as a carrying case while keeping blocks tidy and simplifying clean up.

*Note: While it’s fun to build with our Manipulatives, please remember that they contain small parts and are not toys. We recommend them for children ages 4 and above.*

# Pre-Algebra

## Negative numbers, order of operations, solving for the unknown, and other topics.

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

- Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers
- Understanding and simplifying exponents
- Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value
- Expanding understanding of place value
- Evaluating radicals
- Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor

Additional Concepts and Skills:

- Using the Pythagorean theorem to identify triangle attributes
- Transforming temperatures between Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Understanding and computing surface area and volume
- Adding and subtracting time using both 12-hour and military notation
- Adding and multiplying polynomials
- Identifying rational and irrational numbers

## Explore Pre-Algebra's Scope and Sequence

### Table of Contents:

- Negative Numbers: Addition
- Negative Numbers: Subtraction
- Negative Numbers: Multiplication
- Negative Numbers: Division
- Whole Numbers
- Integers
- Number Line
- Exponents
- Place Value
- Expanded and Exponential Notation
- Negative Numbers: Exponents
- Roots and Radicals
- Solve for an Unknown with Additive Inverse
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Associative Property
- Commutative Property
- Distributive Property
- Solve for an Unknown with Multiplicative Inverse
- Solve for an Unknown with Order of Operations
- Surface Area of a Solid
- Transform Celsius to Fahrenheit
- Transform Fahrenheit to Celsius
- Absolute Value
- Ratio and Proportion
- Similar Polygons
- Prime Factorization
- Least Common Multiple
- Greatest Common Factor
- Polynomials: Addition
- Volume of a Cylinder
- Polynomials: Multiplication
- Adding and Subtracting Time
- Same Difference Theorem
- Volume of a Cone and a Pyramid
- Military Time: Addition and Subtraction
- Measurement: Addition and Subtraction
- Irrational Numbers
- Square Root Formula
- Real Numbers

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Pre-Algebra Digital Pack | Lifetime access to Pre-Algebra streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson and test solutions, and other online resources from any browser. You'll also have access to the Math-U-See Digital Manipulatives. Digital Access information will be sent in a separate email once the order has been processed. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests. | $65.50 | ||

Pre-Algebra Instruction Pack | The Pre-Algebra Instruction Pack contains the instruction manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and detailed solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction. | $105.95 | ||

Pre-Algebra Student Pack | The Pre-Algebra Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages. It also includes the Pre-Algebra Tests. | $68.50 | ||

Pre-Algebra Level Up Base Set | For customers who already have the required Integer Block Kit and Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes Pre-Algebra:
- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack
| $151.00 | ||

Pre-Algebra Level Up Set | For customers who have the required Integer Block Kit but need the Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit, this Set includes Pre-Algebra:
- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack
| $194.95 | ||

Pre-Algebra Universal Set | Includes everything you need for a successful experience with Pre-Algebra:
- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Integer Block Kit
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack
| $293.00 |

## Pre-Algebra

# Negative Numbers, Order of Operations, Solving for the Unknown, and Other Topics

- Primer Overview
- Concepts and Skills
- Scope & Sequence
- Sample Lesson

# 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:

- Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers
- Understanding and simplifying exponents
- Using properties of operations, order of operations, and absolute value
- Expanding understanding of place value
- Evaluating radicals
- Identifying the least common multiple and greatest common factor

###### Additional Concepts and Skills:

- Using the Pythagorean theorem to identify triangle attributes
- Transforming temperatures between Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Understanding and computing surface area and volume
- Adding and subtracting time using both 12-hour and military notation
- Adding and multiplying polynomials
- Identifying rational and irrational numbers

#### Lessons contained in Pre-Algebra

- Lesson 01: Negative Numbers: Addition
- Lesson 02: Negative Numbers: Subtraction
- Lesson 03: Negative Numbers: Multiplication
- Lesson 04: Negative Numbers: Division
- Lesson 05: Exponents
- Lesson 06: Place Value with Expanded and Exponential Notation
- Lesson 07: Negative Numbers with Exponents
- Lesson 08: Roots and Radicals
- Lesson 09: Solve for an Unknown with Additive Inverse
- Lesson 10: Pythagorean Theorem
- Lesson 11: Associative and Commutative Properties
- Lesson 12: Distributive Property
- Lesson 13: Solve for an Unknown with Multiplicative Inverse
- Lesson 14: Solve for an Unknown with Order of Operations
- Lesson 15: Surface Area of Solids
- Lesson 16: Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

- Lesson 17: Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
- Lesson 18: Absolute Value
- Lesson 19: Ratio and Proportion
- Lesson 20: Similar Polygons
- Lesson 21: Least Common Multiple and Prime Factorization
- Lesson 22: Greatest Common Factor
- Lesson 23: Polynomials: Addition
- Lesson 24: Volume of a Cylinder
- Lesson 25: Polynomials: Multiplication
- Lesson 26: Adding and Subtracting Time, and the Same-Difference Theorem
- Lesson 27: Volume of a Pyramid and a Cone
- Lesson 28: Military Time: Addition and Subtraction
- Lesson 29: Measurement: Addition and Subtraction
- Lesson 30: Irrational Numbers, and the Square Root Formula, Real Numbers

# 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 Sets

- Canadian Edition

*Pre-Algebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Integer Block Kit
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack

## $293.00

- Canadian Edition

*Pre-Algebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Algebra/Decimal Insert Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack

## $194.95

- Canadian Edition

*Pre-Algebra*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Lifetime access to our
*Pre-Algebra*Digital Pack

## $151.00

# 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.

- Canadian Edition

*Pre-Algebra*Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages. It also includes the

*Pre-Algebra*Tests.

## $68.50

- Canadian Edition

*Pre-Algebra*Instruction Pack contains the instruction manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and detailed solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

## $105.95

*Pre-Algebra*streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson and test solutions, and other online resources from any browser. You’ll also have access to the Math-U-See Digital Manipulatives. Digital Access information will be sent in a separate email once the order has been processed. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests.

## $65.50

*Zeta*,

*Pre-Algebra*, and

*Algebra 1*, this Kit includes 20 red hundredths blocks; 4 red snap-in squares; 4 green snap-in squares; 15 blue snap-in strips; and 15 gray snap-in strips.

*Note: While it’s fun to build with our Manipulatives, please remember that they contain small parts and are not toys. We recommend them for children ages 4 and above.*

## $48.50

*Primer*through

*Algebra 1*; includes 20 ones and tens, 13 fives, and 10 each of twos, threes, fours, sixes, sevens, eights, nines, and hundreds blocks, plus the Decimal Street™/Block Clock poster. The durable cardboard storage box doubles as a carrying case while keeping blocks tidy and simplifying clean up.

*Note: While it’s fun to build with our Manipulatives, please remember that they contain small parts and are not toys. We recommend them for children ages 4 and above.*

## $129.50

**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.