Okay so first off I would like to say a few things before hand. One is that I, Jessica am the scribe for today and that I am sorry that this wasn't done earlier. I am really stupid for not remembering it but the truth is I am surprise I am doing it now. That is all.

Okay so today in class if I remember correctly we corrected homework and talked about the multiplying rule question. Okay so the rule which will be referred to as 'Ron's Rule' is what I will be talking about.

Ron's Rule, and I quote what was on the smart board today in class, is 'Multiplying an odd number of negative integers make a negative product'. It is that simple but I will try to explain a bit more.

So lets make a small chart to make things easier.

(-1)(-1) = (+1)

(-1)(-1)(-1) = (-1)

(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1) = (+1)

(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1)(-1) = (-1)

Okay so the ones in Italic on the chart are the groups with the odd amounts of negative integers. These all end up making a negative product. This is what Ron's Rule shows us. It even works if you have a Positive integer in front as long as there is an odd amount of negative integers.

Well that is all for today. Is it still today? I think so. I'm half dead(=asleep) right now. Oh and again. I am sorry for doing this so late. I have to start using me agenda again. Well, I have to go but for that I get to pick the next scribe. hehe. I choose........ Tiara. Mostly because I can't think any more.

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tiarasaid...HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 13, 2008 at 5:32 PM

peachy 8-41said...Aw, good job Jessica! :)

I'm surprised you listened to all of this, because you were so concentrated w/ your scissors (;< Kidding. Anyway, it looks so organized, seriously! It looks different from everyone elses, which is good ;)

November 20, 2008 at 6:03 PM