Why is pre-algebra so important ?
Pre-algebra prepares you to understand algebra. We already discussed why algebra is important. All new learning as Einstein said, "I stand on the shoulders of the great discoveries that came before me." When you learn algebra , you stand on the shoulders of pre-algebra. So you are learning how to "take learning to "the next level".
Why basic math is so important
Basic math is just what it says, BASIC ! Everyday stuff ! Learn to balance a checkbook, calculate Price/oz. in the supermarket. Stuff you need every day.
Why is algebra important ?
Algebra is a language. It is the language of science. It has rules just like any language. Learning to follow rules is very important in life.