The Great Big Book Of Algebra

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Free Poem : Rule ' Pratt's law.
Integers may be very rough

That's if you don't study it gets very tough
Just use PRATT'S LAW if you're wasting your time
Use a negative,positive or equal sign.
To me Pratt's law is the very best.
If you don't believe me use it on a test.
And then you'll finally see your mark.
Then you know that you are smart.

Tanka : Adding Integers
Adding Integers.
Integers have their own rules.
You use zero pairs.
Positives and negatives.
Throw the zero pairs around.

Haiku : Subtracting Intgers
Subtracting integers.
Never subtracting.
Positive or negative.
Add the opposite.

Diamante : Partitive & Quotative Division
Partitive Division.
Percent of,Fraction,Quotient,Divide.
Quotative Division.


Hello to all the people watching our world wide news cast here in Seattle Beach. Today we have recived an important question coming from a math teacher coming all the way from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has a question for all of us. This question he would like to ask us all is a math question which all of us know might be hard. The question is 3(a+4)=. Now this is a really tough one that I can't even think of getting. So we brought in a student from Seattle Beach University. Lets all welcome Kyle Lacap. Hello Kyle, will you help us do this question and teach the people of Seattle how to do this difficult question.

Hello there Steve and all the people of Seattle. This question here is a really tricky question. But I'll try to figure it out just for the people of Seattle. Well to me this question looks like a descriptive question. So I'll say that the answer is 12a because discriptive property tells me thats the answer.

Oh i see, can you tell us all what this discriptive property is ? Is it some kind of law or rule?

Well Steve it is kind of a rule that people use. This descriptive property means a property indicating a special way in which multiplication is applied to addition of two or more numbers.

Thanks alot Kyle, this helps me alot. Now that this 5 minutes live news cast is over lets get back with the music here on Seattle Beach Radio. Thank you all and have a good after noon.


Here we are again back at Seattle's live news. We're back here with Kyle and we're going to try to answer another question coming from China. The question is alot harder then the one we tried a while again. The question this time is 6x-(-3x)+2x-9. This is one of the hardest questions in the world , but we're here back with Kyle so he could try to answer it again. Welcome again Kyle what do you think the answer is to this difficult question.

Hey there Steve, i think the answer to this question is 11x-9 because i simplified it and then i got this answer. The way i got this was my simplifying the question so it would be easier to get the answer if there was an equal sign.

Ok thanks alot Kyle , we will recive the right answer tomorow. So thanks alot to the people listening to our radia station and have a wonderful day everybody.


  1. kiko8-16 said...

    I really like how you highlighted every important words and put them in different colors. I like how you rhymed some of the poem I really understand it and have fun reading it. Keep up the good work.

    December 5, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

  2. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    KYLEE LACAP ! Oh my! Above all your guy friends, yours make sense and its in an order people can read. By the way nice use of color. I didn't see any mistakes, but I like how you rhymed your poems. Keep up the good work!
    -- MAAAAE :)

    December 6, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

  3. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    ***strike out but*** I like how you rhymed your poems.

    December 6, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

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