### The Great Big Book Of Algebra

Friday, December 5, 2008

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

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

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."

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

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."

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