This chapter is a sweet road through the fundamentals of your future Algebra studies! You will begin by learning about properties of numbers and simplifying variable expressions. From there you will explore and master the concepts involved in solving one-step equations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. How to translate word problems into simpler equations is distributed throughout the chapter. You will finish off the chapter with solving one-step inequalities and discover the very rad reason behind why inequality signs can flip directions!! What are you waiting for?! Time to math!!!