# what does pre-algebra mean??

i have to draw things that have to do with pre algebra but...i don't understand the meaning of it

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prealgebra

posted by bobpursley
2. so am i dumb for learning this in 8th grade??

well um basically its elementary math

posted by damainmind
3. That is the main critism of prealgebra, it is a rehash of things taught before. However, my experience tells me that all kids learn by repetition, and they learn things at specific times of brain (cognitive)(look that word up) development, and in that, all kids are different. So what is taught in the sixth grade class is not absorbed by all kids, some have to have more repetition, and some need more time to handle the abstract concepts.

posted by bobpursley
4. pre algebra is like a bunch of math that comes before algebra in middle school.

posted by Grace
5. Pre-Algebra is basically preparing you for Algebra.

Pre-Algebra teaches you Order of Operations, Properties of Numbers, Rational and Irrational Numbers, Exponents, PEMDAS, ect.

posted by Delilah

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