The best way to tell is to take our Pre-Algebra placement test
. If your child is unable to take the placement test at this time, then you should know that if a student has had some exposure to basic math and can handle the concept of using a letter (usually an x
) to represent a missing number in an equation, then he or she is probably ready for Pre-Algebra.
The TT Pre-Algebra program includes a complete review of basic math (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, units of measurement, etc.), but it explains things more conceptually than books for younger students. This approach teaches students why
the techniques they've been using for years really work. Knowing the whys is necessary prep-aration for Algebra 1 and other higher math courses.