### The Big Book Of Algbra

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
CHAPTER ONE: POETRY

Haiku:

All together, combined, plus

Increased, sum, total.

Picture:

Subtracting Integers

Subtracting Integers.

Tanka:

Partitive Division

Partitive Division

Dividing equally

How many equals

Equally separated

Many equal parts in one answer.

Haiku:

Quotative Division

How many parts are there

In quotative division

As many as there is.

Free Verse:
The Rule For Multiplying Integers

Ron's rule says
if multiplying an odd amount of negative integers
it must be a negative product

if multiplying an even amount of negative integers

it must be a positive product.

The End

Chapter Two

Combining like terms and the Distributive Property

Tiara" hi Nicole"

Nicole"Tiara can you help me with my math homework?"

Tiara"Yeah, but if I get it wrong it's because I'm only in grade 8 and you're in grade 11!"

Nicole" Well if your gonna' be mean never mind!"

Tiara" OK OK OK I'll help you but like I said. So what are the question."

Nicole"n+3-5n+12 and 2 + 4(3n+8)"

Tiara" Ok well ummm... this is hard"

Nicole" Yeah I know"

Tiara" bye"

Nicole" You said that you would help me with my homework!"

Tiara" Well........ I changed my mind."

Nicole" I hate you"

Tiara" Fine fine fine. so the first question is n+3-5n+12 right?

Nicole" yup."

Tiara" so I guess you group the veriables and then add them so n+-5n is -4n"

Nicole" right then you do this 12+3=15 so the answer is -14n+15"

Tiara" right and the second question is 2+4(3n+8)"

Nicole" yup"

Tiara"first you times the 4 by the 3n thats 12n"
Nicole"then times the 4 by the 8 that is 32"

Tiara"then 2+32=34"

Nicole" then that is 12n+34"