Today in Math Class we started

We started the unit of by thinking of

**.***ALGEBRA*We started the unit of by thinking of

*ALGEBRA WORDS:**ADDING, SUBTRACTING, MULTIPLYING,**DIVIDING, &**EQUALS.***ADDING**

*n+6*

-increase by

-combine with

-plus

-and

-add

-gains

**SUBTRACTING**

*n-6*

-subtract

-minus

-takeaway

-diminished by

**MULTIPLYING**

3n (means: n+n+n)

-three times a number

**DIVIDING**

*n/3*

-means a number divided by three

**EQUALS**

*n+6=8*

-equals

-gives you

-is

-makes

-results in

We also learned the difference between algebraic expressions and algebraic equations.

**algebraic expression:**-->

*pattern**n+6*

- number plus six

- there are many possible answers.

**What is n?**

- n is a variable

**What is a variable?**

- a variable is a letter that represents a number

**algebraic equation:**

*n+6=8*

-a number and six equals eight

-there is only one possible answer

Well, i'm done my scribepost. I hope you liked it! I liked it because it was very colorful :) For tomorrow's scribe, I choose

**MICHELLE**! HAHAH :D Have fun Michelle.
Sara (U of R)said...Very nicely put. I like the way you organized your thoughts with colour and categories. It was easy to follow and very helpful! Keep up the lovely work!

December 3, 2008 at 3:55 PM

alyannaL 8-17said...OCHOA ! :) I wanted to be first comment, but Sara beat me. Anyways, I spotted a mistake? But I'm not sure about it. Im going to tell you anyways, cause I know Harbeck reads my comments. ;) He'll correct me if im wrong. Well, here it is 3n (means: n+n+n). Doesn't 3n mean, 3 x a number? Or am I wrong? :S Well yeah, I think thats the only mistake I found. HARBECK ! correct me if im wrong. :S By the way Tracy, nice use of color, so colorful. Keep up the good work.

December 3, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Mr. Hsaid...Alyanna alas you are incorrect. 3n means n+n+n and it also means 3 x n. Think about substitution. If the number is 2 the 2+2+2 is 6 and 3(2) is also 6. Thanks for commenting though.

December 3, 2008 at 6:57 PM

magicman8-41said...Woow! Thats very colorful. It stands out so much.hehe. I liked how you explained everything so clearly. Because of your colors I was able to see everything well.keep up the good work Ochoa!!:)

December 4, 2008 at 8:29 AM

peachy 8-41said...Traacyy! Good job with this, your colors make everything stand out, and easier to read! Haha, I liked how you explained what variables are, and the differences between and Alegbratic Expression and Alegbratic Equation! Love it ochuwe. :)

December 5, 2008 at 5:48 PM

mbale 8-41said...TRACY ! Good job ! I know this is a really late comment but I just noticed that you did your tag wrong, there's no space in scribepost. :)

December 14, 2008 at 8:42 PM