Scribe Post for December 2

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Today in Math Class we started ALGEBRA.
We started the unit of by thinking of ALGEBRA WORDS: ADDING, SUBTRACTING, MULTIPLYING, DIVIDING, &
EQUALS.
n+6
-increase by
-combine with
-plus
-and
-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.

1. 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

2. alyannaL 8-17 said...

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

3. Mr. H said...

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

4. magicman8-41 said...

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

5. peachy 8-41 said...

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

6. mbale 8-41 said...

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