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:


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

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

Negative Numbers

Adding and Subtracting Integers—
Multiplying and Dividing Integers—
Negative Numbers—


Adding/Subtracting Decimals—
Multiplying Decimals—
Dividing Decimals—

Order of Operations

Order of Operations—
Order of Operations—
Order of Operations Interactive

related resources

Order of Operations Interactive - Use the order of operations steps to solve an equation.

Designed to help you assess your knowledge of various math concepts.

Practice & Review
Access practice problems for a variety of math concepts.