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# What are the factors you should consider while learning pre algebra

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When it comes to learn basic math, learning pre-algebra is said to be the initial step to head to the level of advanced mathematics. The courses of pre algebra have some mathematical concepts to learn for the students that are beyond basic arithmetic. When they have to learn pre algebra, they have to learn exponents, integers, equations and exponents. When most people don’t need any concept that they have studied in courses of advanced math like calculus, pre-algebra concepts are widely applied in daily life.

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### What are the factors you should consider while learning pre algebra

1. 1. What Are the Factors You Should Consider While Learning Pre Algebra? When it comes to learn basic math, learning pre-algebra is said to be the initial step to head to the level of advanced mathematics. The courses of pre algebra have some mathematical concepts to learn for the students that are beyond basic arithmetic. When they have to learn pre algebra, they have to learn exponents, integers, equations and exponents. When most people don‟t need any concept that they have studied in courses of advanced math like calculus, pre-algebra concepts are widely applied in daily life. Numbers Students learn with decimals and fractions and with whole numbers in basic arithmetic. When students learn pre algebra (http://www.educator.com/mathematics/pre-algebra/fung/), different types of numbers come. Integers are whole numbers, which cannot be decimals or fractions but can be positive or negative. For the first time, students can learn pre-algebra with negative integers. To know the working of numbers, the easiest step is placing „0‟ in central part of the number line and placing positive numbers in right and negative ones at left. Equations In pre-algebra, students start working with fundamental equations. They learn associative property where numbers can be added in any order and one can get same answer. For example, whether you work with 5+7+4 or 4+5+7, you will get answer 16. You can also get same result by placing numbers in different orders and multiply them. Variables They appear in pre-algebra equations. There is a pre-defined value in the variable or it is subject to change according to the equation‟s result. This way, 4+X=10 is the instance of pre-defined variable. The variable “X” should be 6 because this is the only number that can be added to 4 and provide result of 10. Variable is subject to change, as its name suggests. Order of Operations It is used to know how students can solve any equation. By using multiple operations, students look at equations first in pre-algebra. When it comes to learn pre algebra, students, for example, may look at equation like 4X(5+6)-11. From this equation, they can get different results, as per the order of operation they perform. Order of operation is the order a student performs any operation in bracket or parenthesis initially. Thereafter, he may divide or multiply starting from left and ends at right. At the end, he
2. 2. will subtract or add starting from left and goes to right. For instance, he will start with (5+6) first of all. Then he begins with multiplication and subtracts the result with 11. Multiplies and Factors Both “multiplies” and factors are present in numbers. Factor is actually a number which generates the product by getting multiplied with another number. For example, both 1 and 3 are called as factors of 3 which is a prime number. 12 is multiple of 3. That‟s why “3” is also called as the factor of number twelve. Composite number is a number that has two or more factors. Students sketch factor tree to learn pre algebra and determine prime factors. These are some basic rules to learn basic math. For More Details Visit http://www.educator.com