### The Great Big Book of Algebra

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Chapter 1: Math Poetry

positive integers combined equals positive
positive add negative is same as subtract

Haiku: Subtracting
It's better to change the sign

Free verse: Partitive
To explain partitive,
If you ever get confused,

To explain partitive,
sharing must be done.
You have to make groups,
and divide the numbers one by one.

To explain partitive,
we're almost done you see!
Just remember sharing is important,
so share with you and me!

Tanka: Quotative
Sometimes it is hard,
sometimes it is easy!
If you learn how to,
you will agree completely!
What goes into what, that's all!

Free Verse: Ron's Rule
Multiplying
odd number of negative integers,
will make a negative product.
Multiplying

even number of negative integers,
will make a positive product.
Multiplying
using Ron's rule,

Chapter 2: Combining Like Terms and Distributive Property

Bear: Teddy! I need your help, can you help me?
Teddy: Sure Bear! What do you need help on?
Bear: Algebra obviously!
Teddy: Okay then.... What question?
Bear: Hm.. n+3-5n+12. I think the answer is is -6n+15.. But how do I draw how I got it?
Teddy: WRONG! The answer should be -4n + 15.
Bear: WHAT?!
Teddy: You get it by combining the like terms, n and -5n are like terms because they include n!
Teddy: Whenever you combine the like terms together, always bring the sign in front of it too.
Teddy: After you add n and -5n together, it's -4n because the n is a positive and not a negative.
Bear: Oh... What about the other numbers?
Teddy:Add 3 and 12 together, you just add together like normal numbers. The answer should be 15.
Bear: Haha oh I get it! Thanks Teddy. I need you to help me with on more question though!
Teddy: Sure, no problem. What is it?
Bear: 2 + 4(3n+8) Is the answer 12n+10? Because that's what I got!
Teddy: Sorry but that's not the answer.
Bear: Ugh.. Okay so what is the answer?
Teddy: When there's a bracket and a number beside it, the number that's touching the bracket is the multiplier of the numbers inside the brackets.
Bear: So then it's 3n multiplied by 4 and 8 multiplied by 4, right?
Teddy: Yup!
Bear: So then.. 3n times 4 is 12n.. and 8 times 4 is 32...
Bear: You add them all together .. 2+4+12n+32 ... which is...
Teddy: Hold on! That's wrong, you don't add the 4 because the 4 was already used as a multiplier. If a number has already been used, then you can't use it twice.
Bear: Oh.. okay, then it's 2+12n+32?
Teddy: Remember to combine like terms to make it look nicer.
Bear: Haha okay. Is the answer 12n+34 then? Because 2+32 is 34 and 12n has no like term.
Teddy: You got it!
Bear: Thank you so much Teddy! I owe you one!
Teddy: It's okay! Anything to help a friend, right?
Bear: Thanks Teddy! I'll see you in school tomorrow, okay?
Teddy: Okay!
Bear: Bye!

THE END :)
by the way: I kind of changed my script on the movie because the script was too long for it to all fit in one movie and I was lazy to make a continuation? So.. sorry if my movie is horrible and the camera angles are WRONG WRONG WRONG!

Chapter 3: One Step Equation Solving

Subtractive:

Multiplicative:

Divisive:

Chapter 4:

^ HAHHA, sorry. My voice sounds so screwed up in the whole video. And I have a major lisp -_- Oh jee, and props to MAEDDAH LIMUACO, TRACY OCHOA! :) I hope you enjoyed our algebra tiles movie. It was fun making it. And sorry for the NOISY background people. HAHA, kidding you guys (y)

1. peachy 8-41 said...

YO. :P Good job Hanbit. I LIKE YOUR PICTURE POEM! It's so far only you and Arielle who did that kind of thing! I mean with the pluses and whatnot! :) I like it. AW, and nice rhyming words for Partitve Poem! Hmm, I see no errors! So, that's it I guess! :D Good job with everything. Oh, and I also like the colors you chose for your titles. I like how the colors separate the Poems from the titles. It looks more organized that way! Way to be original!

December 7, 2008 at 8:40 PM

2. gelli 8-41 said...

GOOD JOB HANBIT! (: You explained everything very well! I also love your pictures, they are so colourful! (: The algebra movie that you did with Tracy and Peachy was also done very well. Keep up the good work and good job once again! (;

January 20, 2009 at 5:10 PM

3. peachy 8-41 said...

Haha, again.. good job Hanbit! I REALLY LIKE YOUR PICTURES FOR CHAPTER 3. And I'm NOT kidding! It's so.. well.. it looks like it took a lot of time and effort! I loved it. :) Plus it was very neat, and color coordinated. You silly goose! Love OUR video! We should always work together! Your voice doesn't sound weird! HAAHA, good job.

January 24, 2009 at 8:41 PM

4. peachy 8-41 said...

Sorry I'm commenting again, I didn't realize that I already commented on yours! Same with Carrie's anyways. Good job with your POEMS! I LOVE THE ADDITION ONE, A SIMPLE PLUS :) I'm not sure if I said that already or not! I also like your algetile pictures! Very colorful! HAahaha :). Nice math vid too, ours was again.. THE BEST!

February 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM

5. peachy 8-41 said...

Sorry I'm commenting again, I didn't realize that I already commented on yours! Same with Carrie's anyways. Good job with your POEMS! I LOVE THE ADDITION ONE, A SIMPLE PLUS :) I'm not sure if I said that already or not! I also like your algetile pictures! Very colorful! HAahaha :). Nice math vid too, ours was again.. THE BEST!

February 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM

6. peachy 8-41 said...

Sorry I'm commenting again, I didn't realize that I already commented on yours! Same with Carrie's anyways. Good job with your POEMS! I LOVE THE ADDITION ONE, A SIMPLE PLUS :) I'm not sure if I said that already or not! I also like your algetile pictures! Very colorful! HAahaha :). Nice math vid too, ours was again.. THE BEST!

February 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM