Prealgebra, by definition is the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Miller/O’Neill/Hyde Prealgebra will introduce algebraic concepts early and repeat them as student would work through a Basic College Mathematics (or arithmetic) table of contents. Prealegbra is the ground work that’s needed for developmental students to take the next step into a traditional algebra course.
According to our market Julie and Molly’s greatest strength is the ability to conceptualize algebraic concepts. The goal of this textbook will be to help student conceptualize the mathematics and it’s relevancy in everything from their daily errands to the workplace.
Prealgebra can be considered a derivative of Basic College Mathematics. One new chapter introducing the variable and equations is needed. Each subsequent chapter is basic mathematics/arithmetic content with additional sections containing algebra incorporated throughout.