The Great Big Book Of Algebra

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Integer Poems
chapter 1

- Cingquain

plus , increased
combining , gaining , putting it together
its the opposite of subtraction
total

subtracting integers ,
- Cingquain

Subtracting
replace , reduce
taking away , remove
less than

Pratt's law ,
- Free Verse

Pratt's Law ,
its fun and enjoyable
easy to do
try it i bet you
with much time to spare
you wont regret it i swear .

Partitive Division ,
- Haiku

Partitive
division is one way to go
its easy and precise
and an easy way to know .

Quotative Division
- free verse

Quotative
this is another way to go
not everything can do
but its still good to know

Chapter 2

Script :

1 person - hey , how's it going ?

2 person - it's going fine , how about you ?

1 person - it's going okaay .

2 person - do you know how to combine like terms , and distributive property ?

1 person - yes i do .

1 person - for example this question n+3-5n+12 is equals to -4n+15 .

2 person - NO , you are wrong ! the answer is -6n + 15 .

1 person - no , it couldnt be . the quetion says n+3-5n+12 . the question says you owe -5n and you have n . which mean your answer would be -4n +15 . and you always add the opposite .

2 person - oh , really . i thought you were supossed to make the minus to a plus and leave the question as it is .

1 person - NO , you turn the minus into a plus . and you add the opposite .

2 person - Oh , thanks for the help.

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1 person - well now that you know how to add the opposite , let see if you can do this second problem .

1 person - for example , 2 + 4(3n+8) .

2 person - Uhm , i think i know the answer .

2 person - Okay , i think the answer is ... 12n + 10 .

1 person - You were almost right , all you forgot is you dont add all of them together .
you combine your like terms , you put them into the same basket and you add them together.