### Scribe Post October 27/2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Uh.. Is this too late? Whatever. Harbek's not here. He's skipping.

Today, or, yesterday, Mr. Harbek started teaching us about subtraction. Then he said, there's no such thing as subtraction. Half the time, i don't even know what he's talking about, but as today's scribe, yesterday's scribe, it's not my job to understand, i just have to copy. You have to understand. Sucka. OMG. :P

Harbek: Class, were starting subtraction. 41 your my favourite class, 17 are a group of nerds. Now, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SUBTRACTION, IT"S ALL JUST BACKWORDS ADDITION. Or somewhere along those lines. I can't spell backwards...

Like so:

(-42)-(-53) <----NO!! We have to change that.

(-42)+(-53) There's a plus there now.

Cool 41 student: It doesn't make sense anymore, Mr. Harbek.

Harbek: Your very right student! We have to change that.

Like so:

(-42)+(+53)

Harbek: There are a few rules for this, Fontaine, are you paying attention? Because this is your homework for this evening.

So theres four, or more, steps that Mr. Harbek mentioned. I took note to what those steps were, but lost note, to where those notes are. So, these may not be the exact steps, but hopefully your all better learners than I am and noted them more gooder. Whoa! I just figured out how to use spellcheck.

Integer Tile Rules/Steps

example equation: (-5)-(-5) Nice and easy for room 17.

Step 1:

-Get rid of the last two number signs on the number equations. Like this:

(-5)+(+5)

Step 2:

-Use integer tiles to represent the positive and negative. (I don't know how to import pictures, so get used to the tiles I'm using.)

O=Positive

O=Negative

(-5)+(+5)

OOOOO, and OOOOO

Step 3:

-Now you have the correct number of tiles. now do like the sign in the middle, (+) and add them up. Like this:

OOOOO OOOOO

OOOOO <----

Step 4:

-Now that they are zero pairs, you can finally do the work. Not all equations are going to have zero pairs in them, so you'll have to make sure your doing this the right way, (the way Harbek made us write it, not the one I made up...)

Since i have this computer work deficiency where I don't know how to do anything, this post sucked. Hopefully, this next scribe knows what he's doing. (Is this right? Do i just, randomly pick somebody... You'll figure it out.) The next scribe is... Alex. S Sorry, kinda.

1. Anonymous said...

Good Job Holly Olly! :) Tehe, surprised you got it done! KIDDING.
- MAEDDDAAH.

October 28, 2008 at 7:59 PM

2. Channy && Danny said...

AHHA! holly bear, Danica and I are proud of you for finishing you scribe post.

LOVED! -channy and danica!

October 28, 2008 at 8:31 PM

3. MelaneeC8-41 said...

BOOOOOOOOOO ....8)your scribe was good.but you don't say gooder you say better cuz it doesnot male sense i think i spelled that wrong.. ohh well... it sounded wierd... but it was good.......Funny..........:P

October 29, 2008 at 5:46 PM

4. Jocelynskogberg said...

Hi. I like your views on integers and the idea that you no longer are subtracting and only adding the opposite. I know that right now it may seem a little confusing but if you keep working on this idea it will really help you out with other things that you do in math.

Keep it up and it will get easier.

October 29, 2008 at 6:06 PM

5. Anonymous said...

Hey Holland the Scribe Post was very well done but it was kind of long, but that's okay because it was well done all the pictures were beutiful and it was flawless

-Renz

October 29, 2008 at 8:15 PM

6. kuung 841 said...

HAHHAHAHAHA HOLLAND! You're scribe was hilarious and it was good, it made a lot of more sense than what .. other people tried showing me?

October 30, 2008 at 7:33 PM

7. alex841 said...

Nice scribe post, and why is everyone surprised that u finished... any way good job AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEXT POST!

October 31, 2008 at 2:21 PM