Excursions in Pre-algebra
- Grades 6-9
Explore how mathematics relates to food, art, and history in this interactive pre-algebra course. Through weekly meetings, collaborative activities, and hands-on projects, you’ll sharpen your investigative skills, broaden your understanding of pre-algebra concepts, and connect mathematical knowledge to our world as you prepare for a more formal study of mathematics in middle school. This course is ideal for students who have a good understanding of the concepts leading up to pre-algebra, but want to expand their skills through world applications and projects. Additionally, students may schedule weekly one-on-one virtual meetings directly with the instructor to answer questions or concerns./p>
Early fall, winter, mid-summer: Thursday 7-8 p.m. ET
Late fall, spring, early summer: Tuesday 7-8 p.m. ET
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week (1 hour class time, 1-3 hours independent work).
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Testing and Prerequisites
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Course PrerequisitesExcursions in Pre-algebra requires:
Successful completion of pre-algebra, or successful completion of grade 6 math and concurrent enrollment in pre-algebra.
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available
We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A few sheets of notebook paper, graph paper, printer paper
- Four-function calculator
- 10 Index cards
- Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.
About Mathematics at CTY
Our online Mathematics courses—spanning elementary through college-level curricula—cover a wide range of topics, from algebra and geometry to chess, cryptology, and AP Calculus and are guided by expert instructors. You’ll join group sessions with classmates to ensure you stay on track with challenging course content. Whether you’re looking for pure math fun and enrichment, to move up the math ladder and advance your honors and AP (and beyond) academic standing, or to train for mathematics competitions, there’s a CTY course that’s right for you.
Join the exciting world of competitive math
Participate in the High School Math Club or enroll in 6 IP courses: Middle School Competitive Math I, Middle School Competitive Math II, Middle School Competitive Math III, Competitive Mathematics Prep, Competitive Mathematics I, Competitive Mathematics II.