Scribe Post for November 21

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Hey 8-16, I'm scribing again. And I'm going to talk about what Mr. H taught us last Friday. First he was asking where would -12 / 4 goes in the "barn doors" (barn doors are the one we have been working on for the past month. but this time we are using the white barn doors). -12/ 4 fits in the 2ND quadrant (negative and positive). Then, he asked us how to write -12/4 in a different way. You could write it by what he calls "gasinta" (means goes in to).
And another way of writing it is by a "fraction" (a number usually expressed in the form a/b).

For the past week, we were also talking about "Quotitive" (its when you make a number into equal s,and how many groups there are) for example: 6/2

And "Partitive" (its when you share the number into equal groups, and how many are inside each group) for example: 6/2

Then after that, he asked us what kind of questions can we write using "Quotitive and Partitive"
Partitive; make -12 into equal groups, how many are in each group?

Quotitive; how many groups of 4 are in 12?
Can you do Quotitive in this type of numbers? answer is no. because you cant divide a positive if there are no positives. But someone asked, why cant you use zero pairs? Because you cant put zero pairs if you have something in there, and in -12 you have something.

After that, he gave us another number to answer: -6 / -2 and asked us if we could use both "Quotitive and Partitive" but in this type of question you can only use "Quotitive". because in "Partitive" you cant share a negative with anything. Then, we have to put the integer numbers in a "multiplication inverse" -6 / - 2 = 3 : 3 x -2 = -6

Homework: on the green booklet "booger book", we have to do page 7, 1-9 but only answer the 6 question that fits for the 3 quadrants we already went through. And then draw only 3 of any questions. (the 6 questions that i thought fits are 1,3,4,5,7,8) I'm only going to show the 3 with drawings. (its 3,4,5). And we have to put if you could use Quotitive, Partitive or Both.

3. -6/ 2: "Partitive" share -6 into 2 groups, how many are in each group?

4. -5/ -1: "Quotitive" How many groups or -1 are in -5?

5. -14/ 2: "Partitive" Share -14 into 2 equal groups, how many are in each group?

If I have any mistakes, please correct me. Just give me comments I will edit it.
So, I wont stall too long, i know all of you want to know who the next scribe will be.. And the next scribe is .. (after 5 more paragraphs) ABBYJESS <3> Jessalyne (: good luck!


  1. Nicole VanCaeseele said...

    Good job on your scribe post! I really like how you explained what each term you used meant, and also included pictures! I am sure this is going to really help our your fellow classmates!

    November 23, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

  2. gian 8-16 said...

    Good job Chin , i really liked your choice of colour . And it was really intresting how you explained the terms Quotitive and Partative. Well once again good job.

    November 25, 2008 at 8:31 PM  

  3. Karen 8-17 said...

    Great Job! I like your very colorful scribe it's all clear and readable. I didn't catch errors so KOODOS for that;D
    You explained Quotative and Partative division really well. Over all you did a pretty good job;P.
    -Oh and btw I like your picstures;)

    November 30, 2008 at 3:32 PM  

  4. peachy 8-41 said...

    Good job. :) Really, I liked the different CHRISTMAS colors you used. It made your scribe stand out! I also liked your pictures, and the way you described what we learned that day. It was easy to understand. Well, too me. Good job!

    December 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM  

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