### The Great Big Book of Algebra

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Chapter One:
Picture:
Subtracting Integers is easier than it seems
You don't subtract, you just add the opposites.

Free Verse: Ron's Rule
Yo, I'm about to teach you something you've never knew,
it might get complicated for you so work in a crew,
this is the Ron's proof, because I don't poof I got the proof
hey, when your multiplying an odd number of negative,
makes a negative product, so (-1)(-1)(-1) equals negative one,
but when you have something like this (-1)(-1)(-1)(-1) don't do that
because that is NOT the right route, and if your multiplying an even
number of negative integers make a product that is positive, it goes
like this (-1)(-1) equals positive one, because there's two negative ones
and Ron's proof says even numbers of negative integers make a product
of positive integers, so hey, if I were you i would come to Ron and ask him,
" hey ron what's the rule? "

Having, owing integers
without training pants.

Cinquain;
Quotative Division.
groups,
scary questions and happy results
dividing, seperating, sharing
how many can you put in the number of groups?
quotative.

Haiku;
Partitive Division.
Partitive is fun,
just making numbers in groups,
its like sharing cards.

Chapter Two:

Casey: Yes, sure Ronnie. what do you need help with?

Ronnie: Hmm, I'm having trouble doing this question in class. I really don't get it that much.
Ronnie: n+3-5n+12 and I got an answer of -6n+15.
Casey: No, that's it the wrong answer.You forgot to circle the variables. You didn't circle the variables which is the 'n' and '-5n'. The answer is 4n+15. After you circle the variables you have to re-write the question. n-5n+3+12 and then you do 'n-5n' is 4n then '3+12' is 15. After you put it all together and your answer is 4n+15.
Ronnie: I understand now. I'll show Mista Harbeck at school and I wonder if he'll be mad at me still.

Casey: Yes, it's that simple. Just remember to always try to remember to have 2 shopping bags to seperate your variables .

Ronnie: Casey, can I please ask one more question. This one I think you wont have trouble doing.

Casey: What is it?
Ronnie: 2+4(3n+8), I got an answer of 12n+10.

Casey: No that is wrong, you got the first part right but you added '2+8' together thats how you got 10. You were suppose to times '4 by 8' that equals 32. Then bring down the 2. If you re-write that it'll look like this '2+12n+32' then find the variables because they go first then do the rest. So you get an answer of 12n+34.
Ronnie: Oh! thank you, now I could show my teacher how to do it. He'll be very proud. Casey: Haha, yeah he will. Just tell him you worked hard to learn it and he'll be impressed.

Ronnie: Okay, thank you!
Casey: No problem, anytime hommie.

This is a video of my Xtranormal

Chapter 3:

2+n=12

12-n=8

n/2=6

2n=12

Chapter 4:

Chapter 4 Video: