**Chapter One**

Cinquain:Adding

Adding

Sum, Addend

Gaining, Totaling, Increasing

Combining two integers together

Plus

Free Verse:Pratt's Integer Law

When your feeling down and feeling blue

Pratt's Integer Law will show you what to do

Now I'll explain

It's very simple you see

When the amount of negatives is oddNegative the answer will be

When the amount of negatives is even

Take a breath and the answer I will give

Don't get into a panic

The answer will always be positive

Now don't think that's the end

Because there's one more thing I have to say

When the equation has a zero don't go crying

The answer will then be zippo, natta, nothing

Now your glumness is blown away!

Free Verse:Subtracting

Subtracting

Kind of gives you a sting

Subtracting

Isn't what you predict

Subtracting

Really is adding the opposite

Free Verse:Quotative Division

Quotative Division is a breeze

I will use the numbers six and three

To explain what you will soon read

Two goes into six

How many groups of two does that leave you with

If you guessed purple monkey you got it wrong you see

The amount of groups is actually three

Picture:Partitive Division

**Chapter Two**

**Jimmy:**Hey Sue, how are you today?

**Sue:**I am great!

**Sue:**I have a question for you

**Jimmy:**Shoot

**Sue:**Okay well its two questions from my math homework. I think I know the answers but I'm not to sure if they are right.The first question is n+3-5n+12 the answer I got for it was -6n+15. Is that correct?

**Jimmy:**Actually Sue that is the wrong answer. I'll show you how to get the right one. Well first you have to group the alike terms. So it would look like this n-5n+3+12. Then what you want to do is figure it out so the simplification would be -4n+15.

**Sue:**Oh I see how you got that!

**Sue:**Now for the next question. 2 + 4(3n+8). I think the answer is 12n + 10. Now that must be right.

**Jimmy:**No I'm sorry Sue that isn't right. I'll explain it again. This is called distributive property. First you have to multiply 3n by 4 and then 8 by 4. That gives you 2+12n+32. Next you have to group the alike terms. So it would look like this 12n+32+2. Finally figure what every thing equals put together and the simplification would be 12n+34.

**Sue:**Thank you so much for helping me!

**Jimmy:**Your welcome.

Click For My Video

**Chapter Three**

**What I did first was I isolated the variable. I did this by dividing 3n by 3. To balance i had to do the same to the other side. That left me with n=2. The last step is to verify. **

**For this question I again started with the variable. I did this by subtracting five on both sides which also created balance. The answer i got was x=8. Then i ended with verifying.**

**I started off with isolating the variable. I did this by multiplying 7n by 7. I did the same thing to the other side. What I was left with was n=14. I then verified.**

**For this equation I started with isolating the variable. I did this by adding 11 to q-11. For balance I had to do the same thing on the other side. This left me with q=19. To finish it off I verified.**

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**Chapter Four**

kiko8-16said...I really like how you did the free verse for the law. I liked how you made it rhyme and explain on how to do it at the same time. keep up the good work.

December 5, 2008 at 9:12 PM

gian 8-16said...I like the color choice . And I like the Pratt's Integer Law Poem the best. But i think the others are just as good. Good Job again.

December 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM

traceyS 8-16said...Hi Charissa, I really like your poems, I could see you worked really hard on them, and like what Francis and Gian said about your free verse poem on the law, it was really good. Also, another thing that Gian has already pointed out, was the use of your colours. Well anyways, good job, keep up the good work !

December 7, 2008 at 7:15 PM

Nicko 8-16said...Hey Charissa, awesome job on the poems. I really enjoyed the free verse on "Pratt's Law" or I guess your law. Well anyways I liked the vocabulary you used in that poem.

I also really liked the picture poem. I found that pretty cool the way you made it shape in to a division sign. I wasn't sure what it was at first then I saw it after 5 minutes. Well, good job.

December 8, 2008 at 12:49 AM

Trentsaid...Awsome poems the picture one i liked the best. I also liked the Pratt's law one to and the others were good. Good job.

December 17, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Jessica16said...Nice, my favourite is the Pratt's integer law. I like the picture one too, it took me a while to figure out that it was a division sign lol.

February 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM