The Great Big Book of Algebra

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chapter 1:



adding integers (tanka)



adding integers.

its not that hard to do.

with zero pair and,

positive with negative

it will become easier.



subtracting integers (diamante, pattern two)



subtraction.

hard, tricky

decreasing, subtracting, diminishing.

take away, put together

increasing, adding, combining.

addition.



partitive division (haiku)



how much in each group?

positive and negative

tricky but easy



quotitive division (tanka)



with both integers,

on more kind of division..

is the quotitive.

how many groups are in it?

used in quadrant one and three.





chapter 2:

Mr. Casey: hey kid, nice play today.

kid: hey Mr. Casey. thanks

Mr. Casey: what's wrong ? you seem sad. tell me about it.

kid: oh yeauh, well. my coach said i can't play for the coming up championships. until i boost up my math grades .

Mr. Casey: what do you need help on ? i can help you for sure. i was a top student in math before.

kid: nice . i have a couple of questions, that im really confused of. first is n+3-5n+12 and i got negative 6n+15.

Mr. Casey: thats wrong first you have to combine the like terms which is n-5n and 3+12 so try it .

kid: okay . n-5n first thats easy . its 4n now, 3+12 is 15 0then its now 4n+15. oh my god , combinig like terms is so easy . but i still cant do distributive property 2+4 open bracket 3n+8 close brackets? and i got 12n+10?

Mr. Casey: oh, your dealing with brackets here. well 12n+10 is wrong you have to do the brackets first .and to do that , you multiply 4 by each number inside the brackets.
kid: oh, then it go like 4 times 3n= 12n and 4 times 8=32 then together it should look like 12n+32+2 then you add 32+2=34 and the total answer is 12n+34?

kid: oh, then it go like. 4 times 3n= 12n and 4 times 8=32 then together it should look like 12n+32+2 then you add 32+2=34 and the total answer is 12n+34?

Mr. Casey: ahhh , yes i know you can do it. now go make your math grades high and play that championship well i gotta go, see ya

kid: yeah , thank you so much Mr. Casey. you made everything seem so easy. ahh im going to go rock that championships down. YEAH . your the best.


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