This award-winning series helps students to build confidence in their ability to "do math" and develop the knowledge and skills required to become mathematically literate. Since Algebra I is the next step for a student who has successfully completed Basic Math, this last lesson acts as an introduction to that subject. Algebra is discussed as a generalization of arithmetic. The arithmetic of polynomials is related to the arithmetic of whole numbers. The vital nature of Algebra I is discussed and hope is expressed that the student will see Algebra I with a new awareness after completing Basic Math. Finally, a review is conducted of the important concepts of arithmetic learned in this series. Students will learn to relate algebra to arithmetic and to explain the importance of algebra.