Basic Algebra – Grade 7 & 8*
*Refers to the level of mathematics and not to the actual age.
The course will cover the following topics:

 algebraic expressions
 systems of equations
 sequences and series
 polynomials
 quadratic equations
 systems of linear inequalities
Basic Algebra is highly recommended before taking more advanced courses including Competitive Math I and II. Students with the top performance in Basic Algebra will automatically qualify for Competitive Math I.
2023/24 Course Information
The course will run from September 27, 2023 to April 2024 on Wednesdays 6:007:30pm (with a break in December).
Class location: Herzberg Building, room 4351.
To succeed at the Admission Test for the Basic Algebra, students are expected to have strong knowledge of mathematics at grade 6 level. To ensure equal opportunities for all students, we do not release any further details about this test.
Registration Information
Registration is now closed.
We will open registrations for September 2024 in April.
Refund Policy
100% refund prior to August 31st
95% refund prior to September 30th
75% refund prior to October 31st
50% refund prior to November 30th
To request refund, please complete this form before the deadline.
For details please write to the Course Instructor Professor Song Cai: scai@math.carleton.ca.
**Please note we are unable to answer any inquiries by phone.**