This article just shows the importance of having a firm mathematical foundation by linking basic skills to algebra. If, we can get individuals to think outside the box and stop using the tradional ways of solving problems. By the time that person is in an algebra class things will beginning to connect smoothly and there is a pattern that will help in relationship to old concepts learnt and new ones being bridged together to the old ones. I can see a pattern in the Alpha letter system learned from last semester to this infornation that we learning in this new semester. Now, we are using squares.