Math Skills > The Basics: Tutorials > Preparing for College Algebra

Although there is not an official prerequisite for the MAT1050—College Algebra course, it is recommended that learners have a basic understanding of these mathematical concepts:

- Adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions.
- Adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying negative numbers.
- Adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying decimals.
- Order of operations.

To brush up on your basic math skills and knowledge of these concepts, we recommend reviewing the following tutorials:

Fractions—Math.com

Under the Fractions category, review each of these areas: Definitions, Reducing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing.

Fractions—Purplemath.com

Review all sections: Reducing Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, and Adding Polynomial Fractions.

Adding and Subtracting Integers—Math.com

Multiplying and Dividing Integers—Math.com

Negative Numbers—Purplemath.com

Decimals—Math.com

Adding/Subtracting Decimals—Math.com

Multiplying Decimals—Math.com

Dividing Decimals—Math.com

Order of Operations—Math.com

Order of Operations—Purplemath.com

Order of Operations Interactive

**Self-Assessments**

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