Algebra Readiness

Course Description

In the Algebra Readiness course, students in 5th, 6th and 7th grade will learn how to master problem solving techniques in order to place into advanced math classes while in middle school. This will allow them to save at least one to two years of math requirements that will help them to get into higher level math courses earlier (such as Calculus AB or BC) by the time they enter into high school. Students will benefit from taking both the Winter Term and Spring Term courses leading up to the time when they will need to take the Algebra Readiness math placement test in school.

Course Terms

Math Challenge I-A is offered in four terms:

  • Summer, covering arithmetic with integers and fractions
  • Fall, covering problem solving with ratios, proportions, and percentages
  • Winter, covering problem solving with exponents, square roots, and the number line
  • Spring, covering problem solving with geometry and the coordinate plane

For more information about the topics covered each term, please click here.

Course Meetings

This course meets Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific (7:30-9:00 PM Eastern). For the specific dates of the course please see the full course schedule by clicking here. This course can also be taken as a self-paced course by clicking here.


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Students enrolled in this packet have access to 4 Terms of Algebra Readiness: Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2018-19, and Spring 2019.

The focus of the summer term of Algebra Readiness is problem solving with pre-algebra and word problems.

The ten live class sessions will be on the following dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13.

The focus of the spring term of Algebra Readiness is problem solving with geometry and the coordinate plane.