Santa Cruz  Learning Center

2560 Soquel Avenue Suite 200Santa Cruz CA 95062  |   831-331-5611  |



Mondays and Wednesdays 9:45am-10:45Am

Instructor: Ajita Harisson

PRICE: $500 per semester

This is a year-long course
Our pre-algebra course centers on building the foundations of general math concepts, including algebra and some geometry. They will be introduced to the order of operations, variables, expressions and basic problem solving skills. The course also presents absolute value, the (xy) coordinate plane and different algebraic properties. The students will then build on this basic knowledge by learning how to solve multi-step equations and inequalities and the complex algebraic functions that accompany them, such as exponents. They will build on their existing knowledge of fractions by examining ratios, positive and negative numbers, proportions, probability, and converting to/from decimals. Additionally, students will learn more about percents and problems requiring their application. The skills they learn in this course will lay the foundation for math in higher education and will prove useful for standardized testing, such as the CHSEE.

Required Text:

Glencoe/McGraw Hill Pre Algebra ISBN# 0078957737

Books should be relatively inexpensive through Amazon or Abebooks.  I recommend ordering your book during the summer so you can be sure to have it for the first day of school. We have some books to lend.  Email if you need to borrow one.