The Great Big Book Of Algebra

Friday, December 5, 2008
Haiku - Adding

I know how to add

Adding integers is fun

You can do it too

Tanka - Quotative

Dividing is hard

Not dividing is harder

You circle the squares

Then you count how many groups

Then you are done now!

Free verse - Subtraction

Subtraciting is very fun

When you know how to add one plus one

that makes it very fun

Subtracting is easy

But not for the weezy

Subtracting is impossible

But adding is possible

Free verse - Partitive

If you partitive you must share

Because sharing is caring

And caring is good

Being good is great

Great is better than being bad

And if you're bad I'll be mad

Haiku - Ron's rule

When I multiply

Odd amounts of negatives

You get negatives

Biff "Hi Mortimer, what did you do today?"

Mortimer "I went to school, nothing special."

Biff "What did you do at school today?"

Mortimer "I answered a question, n+3-5n+12."

Biff "And what was the answer Mortimer?"

Mortimer "-6n+15"

Biff "No! The answer is -4n+15."

Mortimer "Okay, chill man, chill."

Biff "Okay. I'm sorry for yelling at you. Here, I'll show you what you did wrong."

Mortimer "Aww man."

Biff "First you circle the first variable you see. Circle n and 5n."

Mortimer "Then you answer it?"

Biff "Don't try to rush me. You group them. Now the question is n-5n+12+3

Mortimer "Then you answer it?"

Biff "Then you answer it. n-5n is -4n and 12+3 is 15. The answer is now -4n+15."

Mortimer "We're done!"

Biff "Not quite. To see if you were really listening, answer this question, 2 + 4(3n+8)."

Mortimer "Umm. Is it 12n+10?"

Biff "No! What do you learn in school these days!"

Mortimer "Okay Biff, please don't hurt me!"

Biff "I won't hurt you buddy. You're my best friend. I'll show you how to do it. It's called distributive property."

Mortimer "Not another long word..."

Biff "Here's how you do it."

Mortimer "Biff I'm hungry so I'm going to grab a sand which."

Biff "You're not going anywhere until I burn this in your tiny pathetic head, you got that?"

Mortimer "O.K. I guess."

Biff "First I'll tell you the answer. 12n+34."

Mortimer "Okay, I'll say it. How'd you get that Biff?"

Biff "Well Mortimer first you circle the numbers you have to multiply in the brackets. So, you multiply 4 3n and 4 8 that's 12n and 32 then you just drop down the 2."

Mortimer "And now we solve it."

Biff "No we regroup the numbers so your question should look like this 12+32+2."

Mortimer "Now we solve it. 32+2 is 34. The answer is 12n+34, yay."

This is my xtranormal video.

Chapter 4 Algetiles


  1. Jayden 9-06 said...

    Great job on colour use and very well done good job :)

    December 5, 2008 at 8:19 PM  

  2. peachy 8-41 said...

    Nice Poems Sean! Before I say anythng, I love the colors you chose, it made everything stand out! I like how you told everyone that subtraction wasn't possible in Math. Shows that you were paying attention that day, because Harbeck said that exact words. (; I like how you got random when you were talking about Partitive. It was random, but it DID make sense, and it DID connect with Partitive Division. :). For Ron's Rule, I think you should have used the Free Verse Style, (if you could). So then you could also talk about the OTHER side to Ron's Rule. With postitive integers. But that's okay. Good job Sean. :) Great job.

    December 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

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