The Great Big Book of Algebra

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Integer Poetry first Chapter :

Adding Integers - Tanka :

Adding Integers,
most of the times its easy.
when the hard times come,
negative plus positive,
zero pairs comes to help you.

Subtracting Integers - Haiku :

add the opposite,
because there's nothing to it.
you never subtract.

Partitive division - Picture :

Quotive Division - Tanka :

asking the questions,
a quotitive division.
six goes into two,
just group six into two groups.
cant be in quadrant four and two.

Rule for multiplying - Free verse :

When an even amount of negative is being multiplied,
the product is always a positive.
When an odd amount of negative is being multiplied,
the product is always a negative.

second chapter, script :

combining like terms;
bella: hey edward, can you help me with something?

i cant seem to figure out this math i have been working on.

edward: oh, hi. Bella. i haven't talk to you in a while.
im happy to help you with anything. so, whats the combining like terms question?
i learned about those already, so i think i can help you.

bella: well good then. hm, the question is, n+3-5n+12?
i was working on it for a long time last night. i came up with ..
-6n +15. am i right ?

edward: i believe you're wrong bella. let me see, there is two terms only right?

bella: i think so, "n" + 5 is one term 12 +3 is another term?

edward: you're right bella. good you have already combined them together.
now we just have to add the math signs. it should look like ..
n-5n+3+12. do you think you can try answering that one?

bella: ill try. let me see. n-5 = -4n and 3+12 = 15.
if you add then together you should get.. -4n+15.

edward: you're right bella.

bella: thanks edward, that helps a lot. you've been a big help.
you're the best, sadly its getting late, i should get going.

edward: my pleasure, im always here to help.
nice seeing you again, hope you'll come back sometime.

bella: dont worry ill come back soon. see you soon.

distributive property;
bella: hey, edward are you here. i need help on distributive property.

edward: im right here bella. distributive property is what you say.
i think i can help you with that one too.

bella: excellent.

edward: okay, whats the deal with this distributive property?

bella: the question is 2+4(3n+8). i came up with 12n+10, am i right?

edward: i think you're wrong, lets see. we have to get rid of the brackets first.

bella: you have to multiply 4 by each number inside the brackets right?

edward: yes, you're right.

bella: it will look like.. 24x3n and 4x8. 4x3n=12n and 4x8=32. okay, it'll be..
12n+32+2. add the 32+2 first. which will be 34. so, i think its going to be 12n+34. right?

edward: yes, yes. very good bella.

bella: nice, thank you edward. i learned a lot.

edward: you're so welcome. im glad i can help again.

bella: anyways, i have to head home. ill come back soon.

edward: okay then, goodbye bella. take care.

third chapter, one step equation :
additive type :
subtractive type :
multiplicitive type :
D type :
fourth chapter, algetiles :



  1. Abbie8-16 said...

    Great poems! I especially like the picture poem and the subtracting integers poem, they're very creative. :)

    December 4, 2008 at 5:35 PM  

  2. gian 8-16 said...

    Good Job Chin , i really like the choice of colors. And i like the Quotative division poem , its really good . Good job again .

    December 5, 2008 at 8:55 PM  

  3. Abby 8-16 said...

    Hey Christian! Your GBBOA was really creative! I would suggest your make your heading title thing for each chapter a little bigger so the viewer will know when each chapter starts. But overall, great job! (:

    February 11, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

  4. traceyS 8-16 said...

    Christian, good job on your Great big book of algebra! Very well done ! :)

    February 11, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

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