Algebra, a branch of mathematics is an important life skill. Algebra teaches logics ways to practical problems. Algebra also provides an underlying structure that makes connections among all branches of mathematics that include measurements, geometry, calculus, and statistics. Algebra allows teaches us how to calculate the area of shapes, how develop equations, and solve problems.

Knowledge of algebra is required in every field – engineering, technology, computer science, etc. The idea of algebra is to empower our children with tools and systems that can help identify and analyze patterns. Algebra provides a way to use numbers, notations, and arithmetic operations to model and solve problems. Information these days are also presented in diagrams, tables, and graphs that Algebra can help correlate. Algebra provides ways to describe and classify relationships and functions that can be used to develop models that can have real-life applications.

#### Pre-Algebra provides students an opportunity to learn the basics to understand the complexity of algebra. It develops a basic understanding of variables, equations, and exponents along with the knowledge of how to use the order of operations with algebraic expressions.

• Factors and multiples
• Patterns
• Ratios and rates
• Percentages
• Exponents and order of operations
• Variables and expressions
• Equations and inequalities introduction
• Percent and rational number word problems
• Proportional relationships
• One-step and two-step equations and inequalities
• Roots, exponents, and scientific notation
• Multi-step equations
• Two-variable equations
• Functions and linear models
• System of equations