**Class Instructor:**Denise Wilson »

**Class Grade Level(s) Offered:**7th-8th Grade

**Class Day(s):**Monday and Wednesday

**Class Period(s):**10:30-11:20 am

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**Minimum Number of Students:**6

**Maximum Number of Students:**20

### Class Description:

This course is to help students transition easily from arithmetic to algebra. We will be reviewing skills they have learned in previous arithmetic classes and building on those skills. Variables are introduced early in the text. We will work with numerical expressions and will evaluate algebraic expressions of all kinds.

Topics that will be covered throughout the year are as follows: Procedures for solving simple equations; Learning how to work with decimals, integers, and rational numbers; Solving more difficult equations and inequalities; Ratios, Proportions, and Percents; Geometry.

##### Textbooks Needed:

Pre-Algebra, Bob Jones University Press, Pub. 1994, ISBN 0890847622/978-0890847626

##### Class Supplies Needed:

Textbook

Binder or Folder (to hold loose papers)

Spiral-Bound Notebook (for daily work)

Pencils

Calculator (optional; Students will be required to do most arithmetic without calculators, but there will be times that calculators would be beneficial.)

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