Power Pre-Algebra
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Power Pre-Algebra

A step-by-step guide to Pre-Algebra via walkthroughs of the Glencoe McGraw-Hill textbook
4.5 (10 ratings)
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Created by Huzefa Kapadia
Last updated 2/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basic tools of algebra, including expressions and coordinates
  • Use the four basic arithmetic operations with all integers
  • Manipulate rational numbers
  • Simplify and solve expressions and equations
  • Tackle multi-step equations and inequalities
  • Set up and solve problems involving ratios and proportions
  • Handle all types of percentage problems
  • Graph and decode all linear functions
  • Decipher nonlinear functions, including quadratic functions
  • Implement basic formulas and operations related to right triangles
  • Solve for missing distances and angles of various polygons
  • Calculate surface area and volume
  • Determine the probability of different events and outcomes
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  • In order to effectively follow along with this course, you should purchase the Pre-Algebra textbook made by Glencoe McGraw-Hill.

Power Pre-Algebra is a carefully tailored preparatory course for anyone seeking to gain a firm understanding of Pre-Algebra. This course was designed and created because of the lack of appropriate materials in existence that explain exact problems from a specific textbook. While there are a host of videos and explanations online, I wanted to make something that followed precise problems from a particular and popular textbook.

Have you ever understood everything a teacher says during class, but as soon as you try the problems at home, the methodologies seem to escape you? Yes, that's what I figured.

This phenomenon is extremely common. I have seen it time and again as both a private tutor and a teacher. This phenomenon was the impetus for this course. Power Pre-Algebra walks through a smattering of practice problems from each part of every lesson so you always have a solid walkthrough to lean on no matter what problems have been assigned. Moreover, this course goes through the even problems only (which are notorious for being the problems in textbooks with no answers).

If you need to master the subject to earn a solid grade in your math class or simply have an interest in Pre-Algebra, I hope you use this course to gain the results you want and deserve! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is interested in gaining a concrete understanding of Pre-Algebra. This course has been carefully designed to allow students to navigate the entire Glencoe McGraw Hill textbook without outside instruction.
  • This course is not for students who have not yet completed elementary level mathematics.
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Curriculum For This Course
100 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:06

Learn how to use Power Pre-Algebra effectively and efficiently to bolster your math skills!

Preview 02:06
Chapter 1: The Tools of Algebra
6 Lectures 31:46

Learn all of the basics of using words and expressions.

Preview 03:48

Learn how to use variables and expressions in tandem.

Preview 04:06

Learn all of the properties that dictate behaviors in arithmetic operations.

Preview 03:23

Understand how to format and analyze ordered pairs.

Preview 03:28

Learn how to use words, equations, tables, and graphs to analyze data and make predictions accordingly.

Preview 08:15

Understand how to graph and review scatter plots.

Preview 08:46

Chapter 1 Test
24 questions
Chapter 2: Operations with Integers
7 Lectures 32:04

Understand precisely what integers are, and moreover, how to use absolute value with integers.

Lesson 2-1: Integers and Absolute Value

Learn how to add integers with ease.

Lesson 2-2: Adding Integers

Learn how to subtract integers with ease.

Lesson 2-3: Subtracting Integers

Learn how to multiply integers with ease.

Lesson 2-4: Multiplying Integers

Learn how to divide integers with ease.

Lesson 2-5: Dividing Integers

Learn what the four quadrants are and how coordinated are placed in each.

Lesson 2-6: Graphing in Four Quadrants

Learn how to analyze and understand translations and reflections.

Lesson 2-7: Translations and Reflections

Chapter 2 Test
28 questions
Chapter 3: Operations with Rational Numbers
6 Lectures 49:14
Lesson 3-1: Fractions and Decimals

Lesson 3-2: Rational Numbers

Lesson 3-3: Multiplying Rational Numbers

Lesson 3-4: Dividing Rational Numbers

Lesson 3-5: Add and Subtract Like Fractions

Lesson 3-6: Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions

Chapter 3 Test
29 questions
Chapter 4: Expressions and Equations
6 Lectures 32:20
Lesson 4-1: The Distributive Property

Lesson 4-2: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Lesson 4-3: Solving Equations by Adding or Subtracting

Lesson 4-4: Solving Equations by Multiplying or Dividing

Lesson 4-5: Solving Two-Step Equations

Lesson 4-6: Writing Equations

Chapter 4 Test
28 questions
Chapter 5: Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
5 Lectures 25:21
Lesson 5-1: Perimeter and Area

Lesson 5-2: Solving Equations with Variables on Each Side

Lesson 5-3: Inequalities

Lesson 5-4: Solving Inequalities

Lesson 5-5: Solving Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 5 Test
25 questions
Chapter 6: Ratio, Proportion, and Similar Figures
9 Lectures 55:24
Lesson 6-1: Ratios

Lesson 6-2: Unit Rates

Lesson 6-3: Converting Rates and Measurements

Lesson 6-4: Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships

Lesson 6-5: Solving Proportions

Lesson 6-6: Scale Drawings and Models

Lesson 6-7: Similar Figures

Lesson 6-8: Dilations

Lesson 6-9: Indirect Measurement

Chapter 6 Test
17 questions
Chapter 7: Percent
8 Lectures 01:02:23
Lesson 7-1: Fractions and Percents

Lesson 7-2: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Lesson 7-3: Using the Percent Proportion

Lesson 7-4: Find Percent of a Number Mentally

Lesson 7-5: Fractions and Percents

Lesson 7-6: Percent of Change

Lesson 7-7: Simple and Compound Interest

Lesson 7-8: Circle Graphs

Chapter 7 Test
31 questions
Chapter 8: Linear Functions and Graphing
10 Lectures 01:00:47
Lesson 8-1: Functions

Lesson 8-2: Sequences and Equations

Lesson 8-3: Representing Linear Functions

Lesson 8-4: Rate of Change

Lesson 8-5: Constant Rate of Change and Direct Variation

Lesson 8-6: Slope

Lesson 8-7: Slope-Intercept Form

Lesson 8-8: Writing Linear Equations

Lesson 8-9: Prediction Equations

Lesson 8-10: Systems of Equations

Chapter 8 Test
26 questions
Chapter 9: Powers and Nonlinear Functions
9 Lectures 01:04:14
Lesson 9-1: Powers and Exponents

Lesson 9-2: Prime Factorization

Lesson 9-3: Multiplying and Dividing Monomials

Lesson 9-4: Negative Exponents

Lesson 9-5: Scientific Notation

Lesson 9-6: Powers of Monomials

Lesson 9-7: Linear and Nonlinear Functions

Lesson 9-8: Quadratic Functions

Lesson 9-9: Cubic and Exponential Functions

Chapter 9 Test
36 questions
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About the Instructor
Huzefa Kapadia
4.2 Average rating
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I love math; I truly do. Since as long as I can remember, I've always found it fascinating, interesting, and highly rewarding. But what I love even more than ripping through a problem set is sharing my passion for math with ambitious students.

I've been teaching math to other students ever since I was in middle school. Throughout my academic and professional life, I have continuously set time aside to help kids understand all sorts of math concepts. Why? Because math is a subject matter that I not only enjoy thoroughly, but one that I am able to adeptly teach. No matter who you are or what your educational level, I am 100% confident that I can bring you clarity in whatever math subject you are studying. I have helped all ages of kids learn arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. If you are a motivated student shooting for excellence, I want to teach you.

From kindergarten through high school, I attended a private school for the gifted in the midwest. My classmates were extremely bright and very passionate about learning. Despite the stiff competition, I was the top math student in my class throughout my entire primary education. This was partially because I had a natural affinity for math, but also due in large part to my focus and diligent practice. I loved math and I wanted to be the absolute best. Accordingly, I pushed myself harder than anyone else in order to understand the material thoroughly. Because of my careful attention to detail and devotion to understanding mathematics, I cultivated an uncanny ability to convey the concepts in a clear, digestible manner. I understand what it takes to achieve academic and professional excellence because I have walked the path myself. 

After high school, I attended the University of Michigan where I majored in computer science and economics. I then worked as a software developer for nearly three years before attending law school at Northwestern University. Because of my software expertise, I went on to become a patent litigator at two of the best intellectual property law practices in the country. During my legal career, I worked with a number of fortune 500 companies who needed help protecting their intellectual property. After practicing law for four years, I finally realized in 2013 that I had to make a change. Patent law wasn't my end all be all. So what was I to do? "If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." It was that very sentiment led me back to math education as a full time career. 

I have taught core math subjects to an array of students at both private schools and inner city public schools. I have seen every level of academic proficiency and have learned one beautiful truth: anyone can be an excellent math student. There's no quick fix and no secret recipe; you simply need (1) a great teacher, (2) good study habits, and (3) a willingness to work. If you can nail down these three components, the sky is the limit!