8th Grade (Prealgebra) Essential Review


Thinkwell's 8th Grade Math (Prealgebra) Essential Review with Professor Edward Burger

This brief course reviews key concepts your student saw in any 8th-grade math course at home or in school. 

If your student recently completed 8th-grade math, either at home or at school, are they ready for high school math?  This short review course is completed in less than 40 days, and it's a perfect way to overcome that "summer slide."

Taught by award-winning mathematician and professor Edward Burger with online videos, automatically graded exercises, worksheets, and step-by-step explanations, this short-form course prepares your student for success in Algebra 1 and beyond.   

Course Features

Video Lessons

40+ engaging 3-5 minute lesson videos
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Automatically graded exercises and quizzes
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Comprehensive course worksheets and answer keys
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Certificate of Completion

Downloadable Certificate of Completion
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Course Overview

What You Get

  • 3-month, online subscription to our complete 8th Grade Math (Prealgebra) Essentials course
  • 40+ course lessons
  • Automatically graded drill-and-practice exercises with step-by-step answer feedback
  • Downloadable, printable course worksheets & answer keys
  • Automatically graded quizzes
  • Skills assessment test with personalized study path feedback
  • Animated interactivities....and more!

How It Works

  • Purchase Thinkwell's 8th Grade Math (Prealgebra) Essentials through our online store and activate your 3-month subscription when you're ready
  • Take a brief diagnostic that creates a fast-track plan for topics where your student might need work (maximum 40 topics)
  • Access your course anytime, anywhere, from any device
  • Your work is automatically tracked and updated in real-time
  • Grade reports and certificates of completion are available upon request
  • Need more info? Download our How This Course Works guide
Learn from award-winning mathematician Dr. Edward Burger

It's like having a world-class college professor right by your side.

·       "Global Hero in Education" by Microsoft Corporation

·       "America's Best Math Teacher" by Reader's Digest

·        Robert Foster Cherry Award Winner for Great Teaching

8th Grade Math (Prealgebra) Essentials Table of Contents
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Optional Essential Skill Review

Introduction to Exponents
Using the Order of Operations
Variables and Algebraic Expressions
Adding Integers
Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Addition and Subtraction Equations
Multiplication and Division Equations
Introduction to Inequalities

Rational Numbers and Solving Equations

Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Multiplying Rational Numbers
Dividing Rational Numbers
Solving Equations with Rational Numbers
Solving Two-Step Equations

Tables and Graphs

Ordered Pairs
Graphing on a Coordinate Plane
Interpreting Graphs and Tables
Equations, Tables, and Graphs

Exponents and Square Roots

Product and Power Properties of Exponents
Integer Exponents
Quotient Properties of Exponents
An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation
Square Roots and Real Numbers
Operations with Square Roots
The Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula

Measurement of 2-D and 3-D Figures

Perimeter and Area of Rectangles and Parallelograms
Perimeter and Area of Triangles and Trapezoids
Volume of Prisms and Cylinders
Volume of Pyramids and Cones
Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones

Data Displays

Organizing Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Variability and Box-and-Whisker Plots
Scatter Plots

Graphing Lines

Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Line
Using Slopes and Intercepts
Point-Slope Form

Final Review

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Thinkwell "Essentials" courses work?

This short course is designed to ensure your student is ready for high school math by mastering the essential skills of 8th grade math. Your student completes an assessment that provides a fast-track plan for the topics they need to complete. Each topic has a 5-10 minute online video lesson with additional exercises and instant correct-answer feedback. With approximately 40 topics in all, the course is self-paced and individualized to each student. Alternatively, you can choose where to start and end or follow the standard table of contents.

When does my 3-month online subscription start?

It begins when you're ready. You can have instant access to your online subscription when you purchase online, or you can buy now and start later.

Does my student get school credit for Thinkwell's 6th Grade Math Essentials?

No, only schools are accredited, and Thinkwell is not a school, though many accredited schools use Thinkwell.

What if my student needs access to the course for more than three months?

We suggest you enroll in Thinkwell's 8th Grade Math, which is a 12-month subscription.

Can I share access with more than one student?

The courses are designed and licensed to accommodate one student per username and password; additional students need to purchase online access, which allows parents to keep track of each student's progress and grades.

How long does it take to complete Thinkwell's 8th Grade Math Essentials?

The pace of your course is up to you but should be less than 40 lesson days.

Can I see my grade?

Thinkwell's course software tracks everything your student does. When logged in, your student can click "My Grades" to see their progress.

Can I get a transcript?

You can contact techsupport@thinkwell.com to request a file with your student's grades.

What if I change my mind and want to do a different math course, can I change?

If you discover that you should be in a different course, contact techsupport@thinkwell.com within one week of purchase, and we will move you to the appropriate course.

Can I print the exercises?

Yes, but completing the exercises online provides immediate correct answer feedback and automatic scoring, so we recommend answering the exercises online.

Are exercises multiple choice?

Most of the exercises are multiple choice, and they are automatically graded with correct answer solutions.

Is there a guarantee?

Yes, we offer a full refund within 14 days of purchase, no questions asked.

How does my school review this course?

Should your school need to review a Thinkwell course for any reason, have the school contact techsupport@thinkwell.com and we can provide them access to a demo site.

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