# Should I learn pre-algebra before algebra?

Should I order a book to learn pre-algebra before algebra, if my algebra skills right now are weak?

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- 10 years agoBest Answer
YEAH iTHiNK YHU SHOULD SO WHEN EVER YhU TAKE ALGEBRA U NOE WHAT TO EXPECT

- MarisaLv 44 years ago
I took Algebra 2 and Trigonometry at the same time, and after that I took Calculus 1. I don't know if Pre-Calculus is a prerequisite nowadays, but I didn't need it when I was in school. I don't see the point of taking Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus at the same time. It would depend on how well you do with mathematics.

- 10 years ago
Pre-algebra is for people who are not inherently good at math. If you are very good at math, then you should continue on to Algebra; otherwise, start with pre-Algebra. In either case, the subject matter is exactly the same; in pre-Algebra they just take longer to go over the same material.

In many school districts and private schools, there is no pre-Algebra option, so you should be fine. And if you chose to go straight to Algebra you will have time to progress further into math than others.

Good luck.

- 10 years ago
If you not good at math you souled order the pre-algebra before algebra

Pre-algebra will help you understand algebra batter and yes you souled do it when you skill are weak

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- 10 years ago
You don't have to, but I took algebra last year and pre-algebra the year before and it helped a lot. Pre-algebra doesn't just prepare you for algebra either it also prepares you for geometry too, so go through the WHOLE pre-algebra book if you want algebra to quick, easy and fun for you.

- 10 years ago
Yes. Algebra is very important in all areas of math. Even when you get to Calculus, Algebra is about half the things you do there. It's hard to be good at the higher level maths when you have not completely mastered the basics.

- 10 years ago
Definitely, I'm in algebra right now my skills are ok but I'm in a regular lever college algebra class with a teacher that also teaches intro classes so she has good ways of finding out different solutions in order to teach you. I would suggest that you search online for worksheets and youtube videos for how to do them. Brush up on your skills and you should be good.

- Anonymous10 years ago
i took pre-algebra and algebra.

algebra was A LOT easier with knowing everything from pre.

so ordering a book would probably be best.

Source(s): :) - Anonymous10 years ago
I had very weak skills too when I began algebra too. but I struggled and went to math labs in the first semester and now algebra isnt too difficult for me!

- Space CowgirlLv 410 years ago
If you're in Algebra because you skipped pre-algebra that would be very helpful.

If you did pre-algebra already, it still might be helpful to review a little bit.

Source(s): I skipped pre-algebra in 7th . - 10 years ago
i suggest you do, Algebra gets somewhat difficult. Im in Advanced Algebra 2/Trig