Basic Algebra is where we finally put the algebra in pre-algebra. The concepts taught here will be used in every math class you will take from here on. We’ll introduce you to some exciting stuff like drawing graphs and solving some complicated equations.
Don't let the word "algebra" intimidate you. You actually have been using this type of math for years. In fact, many people find algebra to be one of the easier types of math to learn, since it is full of common sense rules and ideas.
"As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school. "
– Cokie Roberts