Thank you, aeh. It is very useful to know you can skip pre-algebra and still do well in algebra. This is my main concern. The kids in the highest math group are learning pre-algebra and because it's too late in the year to join that group, I worry she would not be algebra ready. I guess I'm pretty fuzzy on what exactly constitutes pre-algebra so I'm going to look at a text book. She appears to be covering arithmetic topics in her 5/6 math course, such as long div, decimals, operations on fractions.