The core of simple algebra is knowing the Order of Operations, BEDMAS (Brackets, Exponents, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction) when evaluating expressions and SAMDEB (the reverse order) to isolate the unknown variable on one side.
The core of simple algebra is knowing the Order of Operations, BEDMAS (Brackets, Exponents, Division/Multiplication, Addition/Subtraction) when evaluating expressions and SAMDEB (the reverse order) to isolate the unknown variable on one side.
As what MacstersUndead said, algebra is more about manipulating equations and rearranging them so they're simplified. You'll most certainly will want a good grasp of BEDMAS, fractions, and your times tables.
Good luck!