Foundations

This topic isn't algebra, but it is a survey of all of the most important pre-algebra skills you need to really digest algebra. These skills also tend to be pretty important in life in general!
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Absolute value is a simple but important property of numbers. Get comfortable with finding the absolute value of numbers and interpreting their meaning.

Addition was nice. Multiplication was cooler. In the mood for a new operation that grows numbers even faster? Ever felt like expressing repeated multiplication with less writing? Ever wanted to describe how most things in the universe grow and shrink? Well, exponents are your answer! This tutorial covers everything from basic exponents to negative and fractional ones. It assumes you remember your multiplication, negative numbers and fractions.

In this tutorial, we learn the "order of operations" to evaluate more complex expressions involving exponents, parentheses, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction.

Circles are everywhere. How can we measure how big they are? Well, we could think about the distance around the circle (circumference). Another option would be to think about how much space it takes up on our paper (area). Have fun!