Justin.P's Big Book of Algebra

Chapter 1.

Adding Integers (Haiku)

Adding Integers
a way of mathematics
combine integers

Subtracting Integers (Picture Poem)

Partitive Division (Free Verse)

Partitive Division
it's really not that hard
all you have to have is a deck of cards
you divide them fairly
each to everyone
once you have no more then you are done

Quotative division (Haiku)

Dividing, fitting
numbers into equal groups
a special number

The "Rule for Multiplying" Integers (Free Verse)

Multiplying is not that hard
as long as u have Mel's rock pile
when ever there's and even amount of integers
the answer will be positive
when there's an odd number of integers
the answer will be negative
it's very simple
so always keep it in your mind

Chapter 2.

Combining like terms and the Distributive Property

Dell:Hey Mat whatcha doing?

Mat:Oh nothing just trying to finish my math homework for tomorrow.

Dell:Oh really do you need any help?

Mat:Well on this question n+3-5n+12 do you know it? i don't really get it.

Dell:hmmm.. oh i think its -6n+15 im pretty shure.

Mat:oh really how, did you get it?

Dell:oh well first I regrouped it so that the variable is with the variable like this, n-5n+3+12.

Mat:oh okay.

Dell:Then i added the variables together like this, n+-5n which equaled, -4n, because the n still counted as a number which was one.

Mat:Oh i think im catching on.

Dell:then i added the positive 3 to positive 12 which was 15. So my answer would be -4 +15.

Mat:Oh isn't that different from the first one you showed me?

Dell:Oh your right im sorry the one i just told you right now is write. well if you need any more help just tell me.

Mat:Well there is one more.

Dell:Oh really which one?

Mat:Oh um this one its, 2 + 4(3n+8)

Dell:Oh that one is really easy.

Mat:oh really can u help me then?

Dell:Oh well the answer is 12n + 10.

Mat:oh but how did you get that because tomorrow we will be marking the homework, and he said i had to answer the questions.

Dell:Oh first i rearranged the +2 to the back like this 4 (3n+8)+2

Mat:oh ok

Dell:then i had to multiply the four to the numbers in the brackets like this, 4 times 3n Which equals 12n because you always have to bring the variable. then i multiplied 3 to 8 which equaled 24. Then i added the 2 at the back to the 24 because, it had no variable. Which equaled 26. you get the answer of 12n +26

Mat:Oh really that sounds so easy. but that isn't the answer you told me earlier.

Dell:OH! you are right the first answer i told you was wrong. sorry, but do you understand how to answer it?

Mat:Oh it 's OK, and ya i get it thanks a lot!

Dell:no problem! but hey i have to go its almost 8 and my mom is gonna be looking for me.

Mat:oh OK well thanks a lot and Bye

Dell:OK Bye

Chapter 4: Solving Equations with Algebra Tiles

11 Responses to "Justin.P's Big Book of Algebra"

elmane8-73 said :
December 5, 2008 at 4:41 PM
Good job Justine P. !! Yours was colourfull too. And your tittles and your poems were bright! Great job again!
xtian-73 said :
December 5, 2008 at 4:44 PM
Good job Justin P your math poem make sense but some a little bit confusing but very good!!!
bea873 said :
December 5, 2008 at 5:22 PM
Ya!good job! Justin P. i like poems it so interesting and your work was great oh! again good job!
Zerlina 873 said :
December 5, 2008 at 9:25 PM
Good job Justin! I liked your poems. There was lots of colour and it made you post look bright. Well done!
gerico873 said :
December 5, 2008 at 9:30 PM
Good Job Justin p.!your words and color are big and easy to read NICE POEM:)
louisse873 said :
December 5, 2008 at 10:48 PM
good job! i really like your poem. it was so interesting and easy to read. nice one.=)
kara 8-73 said :
December 5, 2008 at 10:53 PM
GREAT poems Justin! They were awesome, I couldn't find any mistakes, and they were very interesting! Once again nice work!
kristin8-73 said :
December 17, 2008 at 10:34 PM
Good job Justin P. Though you had a few mistakes on your xtranormal. n-13+5n-12 is not -6n+15. Its -4n+25(the n is a positive and its 13+12). Also 2+4(3n+8)is not 12n+10 or 12n+26. It's 12n+34. You forgot to multiply the 8 by 4. There were also a few spelling errors. Overall good job though!
bea873 said :
December 18, 2008 at 6:48 AM
Ya! Kristin was right you have a few mistakes in your extranormal cause you're wrong with your answers but all your work was nice ,good job!!Justin
kara 8-73 said :
December 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM
GREAT JOB, the movie was great, although I did find the same mistakes as Kristen, but anyways, nice work!
simran 8-73 said :
December 24, 2008 at 1:42 PM
Good job Justin! Your movie was really well done. But I do agree with Kristin about some spelling errors. Also you had some grammar mistakes. Next time try to read over your work to see if you have any mistakes. But overall Great job! :)

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