### Melanie's Big Book of Algebra

**Chapter 1**- Integer Poetry

1. Adding Integers - Picture Poem (a poem that forms a picture)

2. Subtracting Integers - Tanka Poem (5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables)

Always think money

No such thing as subtraction

Add the opposites

Take away, minus, decrease

Negatives and positives

3. Partitive Division - Haiku Poem (5, 7, 5 syllables)

Divide, easy, share

The number of equal parts

Distributing, plain

4. Quotative Division - Haiku Poem (5, 7, 5 syllables)

Simple, numbers, plain

Positives and negatives

How many are there

5. The "Rule for Multiplying" Integers - Tanka Poem (5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables)

Multiplication

An even or odd amount

Product, integers

Positives or negatives

zeros, product is

Always think money

No such thing as subtraction

Add the opposites

Take away, minus, decrease

Negatives and positives

3. Partitive Division - Haiku Poem (5, 7, 5 syllables)

Divide, easy, share

The number of equal parts

Distributing, plain

4. Quotative Division - Haiku Poem (5, 7, 5 syllables)

Simple, numbers, plain

Positives and negatives

How many are there

5. The "Rule for Multiplying" Integers - Tanka Poem (5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables)

Multiplication

An even or odd amount

Product, integers

Positives or negatives

zeros, product is

Thanks for reading my poems.

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**Chapter 2**- Combining Like Terms and the Distributive PropertyMichael: Hey, Jenny!

Jenny: Hey!

Michael: Wow, long time no see. So how’s it going?

Jenny: Haha! Yeah, I know! Well I’m okay. I’m just having some trouble in math…

Michael: Oh, really? What are you having trouble on?

Jenny: We’re learning how to combine like terms. And, also the distributive property.

Michael: Oh, same here. Although, I’m doing pretty good on it. I’ll be glad to help you.

Jenny: Okay. Thanks, I would really appreciate it.

Michael: Haha, no problem. Okay, I’ll ask you 2 questions. So then, I know everything that you know.

Jenny: Okay. I’m ready.

Michael: Okay, Question #1, n+3-5n+12. What’s the answer?

Jenny: Hmmm… the answer is… -6n+15.

Michael: Umm.. sorry, but that’s incorrect. The correct answer is -4n+15.

Jenny: Huh?! But how?

Michael: Okay, remember you need to regroup all the terms by circling them?

Jenny: Okay… I did that…

Michael: Good, and then what did you do?

Jenny: Ummm… I did -5n-n, and then got -4n.

Michael: Okay… there. That’s you mistake. You made the n negative.

Jenny: Ohh.. I get it. Oops.

Michael: Haha. Okay, I’ll ask you the next question. But this one is about the distributive property.

Jenny: Okay.

Michael: 2+4(3n+8). What’s the answer, Jenny?

Jenny: Okay… I’m pretty sure that the answer is 12n+10. Is it correct?

Michael: …uhh… sorry, that’s also incorrect. The correct answer is 12n+34.

Jenny: Aww… well, what did I do wrong this time?

Michael: Well, instead of multiplying 4 by 8, you added 2 and 8. So, basically, you keep forgeting some steps. But just remember, practice makes perfect.

Jenny: Okay, thanks Michael.

Michael: No problem, Jenn. Well, I’ve gotta run.

Jenny: Okay then, see you later.

Michael: Bye.

I apoligize, for not having an xtranormal movie. Honestly, I

Jenny: Hey!

Michael: Wow, long time no see. So how’s it going?

Jenny: Haha! Yeah, I know! Well I’m okay. I’m just having some trouble in math…

Michael: Oh, really? What are you having trouble on?

Jenny: We’re learning how to combine like terms. And, also the distributive property.

Michael: Oh, same here. Although, I’m doing pretty good on it. I’ll be glad to help you.

Jenny: Okay. Thanks, I would really appreciate it.

Michael: Haha, no problem. Okay, I’ll ask you 2 questions. So then, I know everything that you know.

Jenny: Okay. I’m ready.

Michael: Okay, Question #1, n+3-5n+12. What’s the answer?

Jenny: Hmmm… the answer is… -6n+15.

Michael: Umm.. sorry, but that’s incorrect. The correct answer is -4n+15.

Jenny: Huh?! But how?

Michael: Okay, remember you need to regroup all the terms by circling them?

Jenny: Okay… I did that…

Michael: Good, and then what did you do?

Jenny: Ummm… I did -5n-n, and then got -4n.

Michael: Okay… there. That’s you mistake. You made the n negative.

Jenny: Ohh.. I get it. Oops.

Michael: Haha. Okay, I’ll ask you the next question. But this one is about the distributive property.

Jenny: Okay.

Michael: 2+4(3n+8). What’s the answer, Jenny?

Jenny: Okay… I’m pretty sure that the answer is 12n+10. Is it correct?

Michael: …uhh… sorry, that’s also incorrect. The correct answer is 12n+34.

Jenny: Aww… well, what did I do wrong this time?

Michael: Well, instead of multiplying 4 by 8, you added 2 and 8. So, basically, you keep forgeting some steps. But just remember, practice makes perfect.

Jenny: Okay, thanks Michael.

Michael: No problem, Jenn. Well, I’ve gotta run.

Jenny: Okay then, see you later.

Michael: Bye.

I apoligize, for not having an xtranormal movie. Honestly, I

*did*finish, but then it had troubles loading.Thanks for reading my xtranormal conversation.

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**Chapter 3**- One Step Equation Solving

Additive

Chapter 4

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