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Math 8: Pre-Algebra

This Eighth Grade Mathematics course is a Pre-Algebra course, providing a transition "from the concrete concepts of arithmetic to the abstract concepts of algebra."  

Course Description

Students who may have struggled with Math 7 or who may not feel prepared for Algebra 1 yet are encouraged to take this course before beginning Algebra 1.  Topics covered include points, lines, and rays, roots, surface area, ratio and proportion, absolute value, parentheses, properties of algebra, exponents and signed numbers, classifying triangles, Roman numerals, probability, the Pythagorean theorem, permutations, and real numbers.

Course Expectations

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments and exams as assigned by their parent. All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts
  • Foundations of Algebra Sourcebook, Course II, Sadlier-Oxford
  • Foundations of Algebra Practice Book, Course II, Sadlier-Oxford


Course Details:

NOTE:  This self-paced course will be available in its new format by August 22, 2017.  It is still available in it's original format.  If you are interested in the original version, please call Kolbe at 707-255-6499 to inquire.  

Should you purchase the original and want to update to the new course, you can do so by paying the remaining difference in price for the new version.

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

7-8 (8th) 

Video Presenter

Mrs. Tennant



Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance


Self-Paced Companion Course

Earth Science

Online Companion Course

Earth Science


Saxon 8/7, Math 7 or equivalent

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