12 Pre-Algebra Tutorials

These Pre-Algebra tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Pre-Algebra help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Prime Factorizations

Given the example of two numbers multiplied, we can break down the factors of both numbers to form the product made with only prime numbers. A prime number is a whole number that can only be divisible by itself and 1. Some examples of the smallest prime numbers are; 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7.…

Plan a trip

This is a practical exercise to improve math skills and get students to think about applying math to problems they will encounter in life.

Tackling negative numbers

A positive number multiplied by a negative number equals a negative number. A negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number, so what’s a positive number multiplied by a negative number that’s then multiplied by another negative number? A positive number! Negative numbers could be pesky little things. But if you remember…

Multiplication of Real Numbers

What are the rules for Multiplying Real Numbers? 1. Positive x Positive = Positive 2. Negative x Negative = Positive 3. Positive x Negative = Negative 4. Negative x Positive = Negative These rules apply to all Real Numbers – Whole Numbers; Decimal Numbers; Fractions

Operation on Functions

The following are the operations on Functions: a. for the sum f+h, (f+h)(x)=f(x)+h(x) b. for the difference, (f-h)(x)=f(x)-h(x) c. for the product, (f*h)(x)=f(x)*h(x) d. for the quotient, (f/h)(x)=f(x)/h(x)

Converting Decimals to Percents

Converting Decimals to Percents

Multiplying Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Simplifying or Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

Simplifying or Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms


To round a number, you must look at the place value that is requested and use the number to the right of that one to determine what your answer looks like.

Beginner Algebra

This tutorial is to introduce students to the concept of having a variable in a problem. A variable can be identified as a letter such as X or Y in an equation. The goal for the equation with a variable is to figure out what the variable’s value is. In this equation we will be…