# What is Algebra Readiness?

## What is Algebra Readiness?

The Algebra Readiness Initiative (ARI) provides mathematics intervention resources and services to students in grades six through nine who are at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test, as demonstrated by their individual performance on any diagnostic test that has been approved by the Department of Education …

## How do you know if you are ready for algebra 1?

Students are ready to take Algebra 1 if they have had exposure to and have a working knowledge of: Computational skills involved in the four basic arithmetic operations including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing negative and positive integers.

**How to prepare for the algebra readiness test?**

Print out the test and take the test without using a calculator. Do the best that you can! Then use the answer key to check your answers. If you got more than one problem wrong in each section, then you will want to review that particular skill before school starts. I’ve included links to web pages that will help you review each skill.

### What do you need to know about Algebra 1?

The Algebra 1 course, often taught in the 9th grade, covers Linear equations, inequalities, functions, and graphs; Systems of equations and inequalities; Extension of the concept of a function; Exponential models; and Quadratic equations, functions, and graphs.

### How can I get Ready for Algebra 2?

Check out Get ready for Algebra 2. Test your knowledge of the skills in this course. Have a test coming up? The Course challenge can help you understand what you need to review.

**What are some common errors in Algebra I?**

∙ 44ኂ The answer is 8ኂ7, of course. Common errors are to multiply all numbers involved, arriving at the incorrect answer of 128ኂ ; or to add all numbers, arriving at the incorrect answer of 6ኂ7. Look at the following example for other errors to watch for.