## Some Problems to Practice Before Taking Algebra 1

Is your child soon to take Algebra 1? Do you want to make sure that she is ready without a bunch of holes in his math education? What kinds of things am I going over with my daughter?

A reason I believe many students struggle with higher level math classes is because of having so many holes in their math education. Recently, I have started going writing out some problems for my daughter to go over who is nearing the end of 6th grade.

## Working with Units

Students should be able to determine the units of their answer whether they are adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

Some recent problems I made up for my daughter included:

- 12 inches + 6 inches
- (5 meters)(7 meters)
- (36 inches^2)/12 inches)
- 25 inches – 10 inches
- (4 inches)(4 inches)(4 inches)
- (3 meters)^2

## Adding and Subtracting Integers

Your child should be able to add and subtract a series of integers with ease. She should not stumble if given something such as -3 – (-4) + 8. A couple more problems I gave to my daughter recently included:

- 10 – 15 + 3 – (-2)
- -(-2) + 5 + 12 – 7

## Completing Calculations with Positive and Negative Fractions

Before beginning Algebra 1, your child should be able to adding, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions with ease. Recently, I gave my daughter the following problems to work on:

- (1/2) – (-3/4)
- (-4/3)(9/2)
- (-1/3) + (2/5) – (4/9)

Does Your Child Need to Brush Up on Some Concepts Before Taking Algebra 1?

If your child is struggling and you know Algebra 1 is soon around the corner? Do you need help identifying possible holes in your child’s math education?

Check out the ebook 20 Possible Holes in Your Child’s Math Education. Here is a sample page.