Chapter 1: Integer Poetry

Adding Integers: Cinquain Poem

Adding

positive, negative

increasing, gaining, combining

the opposite of subtracting

Plus

Subtracting Integers: Diamonte Poem

Subtracting

different, easy

decreasing, reducing, diminishing

minus, take away-plus, increased

gaining, combining, increasing

addend, total

Adding

Partitive Division: Free Verse

"What's partitive division?" Whaat? You haven't hear it before? Well its a very simple way of showing your work and so this is how it goes... Just ask the simple question "How many equal parts are in ___ groups when you have negative/positive ___?" Think very, very hard but solve it really slow. So, then you draw the equal groups and share those positive or negative integers but make sure there equal, in equal parts of groups. Wasn't that easy?, of course it was! It's partitive division! So just remember these steps and you'll never be lost or confused!

Quotative Division: Tanka

What a simple way.

Using quotative to solve.

What goes into what?

Step by step, drawing is one.

Circle them to show your work!

The "Rule for Multiplying" or "Ron's Rule": Free Verse

Whenever your stuck on an integer question, just remember this rule and you'll be fine. When multiplied with two positive integers, remember the product is always positive. But once you multiplied a negative and positive together, uh oh, the product is now a negative. But wait, there's multiplying a negative and a another negative integer.. Guess what? The product is a positive all together! Now the last part is multiplying a positive and a negative.

Take a guess and look and see....... The product is negative! Lucky guess it may be! Now you have learned the rule of multiplying, always remember this lesson and take it everywhere you go!

Chapter 2: Combining like terms and the Distributive Property

Here's the video

Take a guess and look and see....... The product is negative! Lucky guess it may be! Now you have learned the rule of multiplying, always remember this lesson and take it everywhere you go!

Chapter 2: Combining like terms and the Distributive Property

Bella: "Hey Tina, how's it going?"

Tina: "It's been going great but I've been having trouble doing this algebra equation. I'm not sure if I did it right or wrong. Can you help me?"

Bella: "Of course I'll help you. Let's see what you did."

Tina: "Okay well our teacher gave us this equation to do, its n+3-5n+12. When I solved this equation, the answer I got was -6n+15. Did I do something wrong or is it right?"

Bella: "Well actually the real answer is 4n+15."

Tina: "Oh really? So, what did I do wrong to get -6n+15?"

Bella: "Okay well first of all, instead of adding a positive to "n" and "-5n" you added a negative to "n" and "-5n" and so that's how you got -6n+15.

Tina: "Oh, I get it now but can you go over the steps of solving this equation."

Bella: "Yeah, sure thing. Okay, first off you circle the like terms, like "n" and "-5n." Then, you regroup them and you show your two different "shopping bags." Like this: n-5n ( there's a shopping bag underneath each expression) +3+12 ( there's also a shopping bag underneath this one too.) After, you simplify it and the answer you will get is 4n+15. It's not that hard, just remember the steps.

Tina: "Oh now I get how to do it, thank you so much! If you need help, just count on me and I'll help you with anything."

Bella: " You're very welcome and you can also count on me when you need help, just call my name and I'll be right there."

Tina: "Bella, since you offered to help me, can you please tell me if I did this algebra equation wrong or right and if I did do it wrong, can you still help me do the steps right to finding the right answer?"

Bella: "Yes of course. What is the equation that you wish to talk about?"

Tina: "It is 2+4(3n+8). Once I solved this equation, the answer that I got was 12n+10. Am I right?"

Bella: "Well actually you did it wrong. The first thing you need to do is solve the brackets and the numbers beside them."

Tina: "Really? So, what do you do after?

Bella: " Okay, since +4 is touching the bracket, it gets multiplied by the numbers inside the brackets." So, what's +4 times 3n?"

Tina: " Um, is it +12n?"

Bella: "Correct! Good job Tina! So now we multiply +4 and +8. What do we get?

Tina: "We get +32!"

Bella: "Correct again! You're starting to get the hang of this. So after you have solved those in the brackets and the number beside it you bring down the answers that you've got, like +12n and +32 and you also bring down the 2."

Tina: "Okay, now what?"

Bella: "Well so far you got 2+12n+32. The next step is to group the like terms... 2+32 and then just +12n. Okay so let's solve. What do you get when you add 2+32?"

Tina: " You get +34 or 34!"

Bella: "Yes, that's right! now bring down +12n, since your not going to add anything to it. Now the answer you get is?"

Tina: "12n+34!"

Bella: "Good job! Your such a fast learner! So now, do you get how to solve algebra equations?"

Tina: "Thank you and yes now I know how to solve algebra equations because of your big help! Thank you so much! Just remember if you need help, I'm always here!"

Bella: "You're very welcome and if you need help too just call my name and I'll be there!"

Tina: "It's been going great but I've been having trouble doing this algebra equation. I'm not sure if I did it right or wrong. Can you help me?"

Bella: "Of course I'll help you. Let's see what you did."

Tina: "Okay well our teacher gave us this equation to do, its n+3-5n+12. When I solved this equation, the answer I got was -6n+15. Did I do something wrong or is it right?"

Bella: "Well actually the real answer is 4n+15."

Tina: "Oh really? So, what did I do wrong to get -6n+15?"

Bella: "Okay well first of all, instead of adding a positive to "n" and "-5n" you added a negative to "n" and "-5n" and so that's how you got -6n+15.

Tina: "Oh, I get it now but can you go over the steps of solving this equation."

Bella: "Yeah, sure thing. Okay, first off you circle the like terms, like "n" and "-5n." Then, you regroup them and you show your two different "shopping bags." Like this: n-5n ( there's a shopping bag underneath each expression) +3+12 ( there's also a shopping bag underneath this one too.) After, you simplify it and the answer you will get is 4n+15. It's not that hard, just remember the steps.

Tina: "Oh now I get how to do it, thank you so much! If you need help, just count on me and I'll help you with anything."

Bella: " You're very welcome and you can also count on me when you need help, just call my name and I'll be right there."

Tina: "Bella, since you offered to help me, can you please tell me if I did this algebra equation wrong or right and if I did do it wrong, can you still help me do the steps right to finding the right answer?"

Bella: "Yes of course. What is the equation that you wish to talk about?"

Tina: "It is 2+4(3n+8). Once I solved this equation, the answer that I got was 12n+10. Am I right?"

Bella: "Well actually you did it wrong. The first thing you need to do is solve the brackets and the numbers beside them."

Tina: "Really? So, what do you do after?

Bella: " Okay, since +4 is touching the bracket, it gets multiplied by the numbers inside the brackets." So, what's +4 times 3n?"

Tina: " Um, is it +12n?"

Bella: "Correct! Good job Tina! So now we multiply +4 and +8. What do we get?

Tina: "We get +32!"

Bella: "Correct again! You're starting to get the hang of this. So after you have solved those in the brackets and the number beside it you bring down the answers that you've got, like +12n and +32 and you also bring down the 2."

Tina: "Okay, now what?"

Bella: "Well so far you got 2+12n+32. The next step is to group the like terms... 2+32 and then just +12n. Okay so let's solve. What do you get when you add 2+32?"

Tina: " You get +34 or 34!"

Bella: "Yes, that's right! now bring down +12n, since your not going to add anything to it. Now the answer you get is?"

Tina: "12n+34!"

Bella: "Good job! Your such a fast learner! So now, do you get how to solve algebra equations?"

Tina: "Thank you and yes now I know how to solve algebra equations because of your big help! Thank you so much! Just remember if you need help, I'm always here!"

Bella: "You're very welcome and if you need help too just call my name and I'll be there!"

peachy 8-41said...NICE WORK GELL! Loved it all! Keep it up. :) I like your pictures for Chapter 3, it's really neat, and you could tell that you put a LOT of hard work into it! I also like your poems, they were super fun to read, you poet! :D Keep it up with the vids also! They are really good, especially the last one. It's too bad you had to do it at home, but it was still fun to watch! Oh, and the way you explained it wasn't confusing at all! Haha, and I don't mind it being sideways! Good job!

January 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM