Pre-Algebra A

How do people use math concepts to be successful in their jobs and careers?

Why Take This Course?

Pre-Algebra bridges the gap between arithmetic and algebra.

Pre-Algebra bridges the gap between arithmetic and algebra.

What do you want to do when you grow up? In this course, you’ll get to see how math can help you figure out what career path is in your future. This course will also show you how algebra can help you solve real-life problems, and guide you through numbers and operations, patterns of geometry, and solving equations with one unknown. You’ll also learn how to solve problems with two-variable linear functions and start learning about statistics.

Note: This course covers the same material as Middle School 8th Grade Math A, but counts for high school credit.

Course Framework

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Which foundations do I need to succeed?

How can I use number sense to help me solve problems?

How can I solve systems of equations?

How can I apply my knowledge to solve real-world problems?

What is an exponent?

What is a function?

How can I solve a system of equations?

How can the Pythagorean Theorem help me find distance?

How can I multiply or divide powers?

How is a proportional relationship seen in a graph?

How many solutions are there for the system of equations?

What is slope?

What is a scatter plot?

How can I use a solution to equations?

How can I use the Pythagorean Theorem?

Can I perform operations with scientific notation?

What trends can I analyze in a scatter plot?

What is an irrational number?

How can I solve equations for one variable solution?

What is the Pythagorean Theorem?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

  • Students must create an account in Khan Academy and add Williamsburg Academy as their coach.


  • Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 7*
  • Format: Live / Self-Paced / Independent
  • Credits: 0.5

*Math students will spend four hours in live workshops with a mentor or tutor and an estimated 30 minutes a day practicing math.

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