Great Big Book of Algerba

Friday, December 5, 2008
Chapter # 1
Integer Poetry

Adding Integers : Tanka

We add integers,

Positives and negatives
If they are the same
Just combine them together.
Different signs,cancel each other

Subtracting Integers : Cinquain

Diminish,difference,less than.
We add the opposite.
Take away.

Partitive Division : Free Verse

How many equal parts are in,
4 groups when we have 12 ?
Julien knew that the answer to this was
to use partitive division

Julien drew 4 groups onto a paper.
and shared 12 so we could all have a piece,
and share together
Julien shared between himself,Timmy and Phill
2 for me,
2 for Timmy,
and one for Phill.

Oh wait we all like to share,
So Phill get another piece right ?
Julien is totally right.
so it really should be
2 for Timmy
2 for Phill
and 2 for Julien
That's me !

Yes now that sounds about right.
Sharing is caring,
isn't that right?
Yes it is.
Congratulations Julien !
Know you know you are right !

Quotative Division : Free Verse

How many parts of 5 fit into 10?

Its just a simple question,
that we ask ourselves,
when we do quotative Division.

Because Timmy asked himself,
dose the top fit into the bottom ?
Just like super he realised that,
sometimes there's a left over.
A whole piece is cut into 10Th's
Just so we can share.

Timmy could not figure it out.
How many times dose 5 fit into 10 ?
Mrs. Mitchel said,
"Timmy think of pie."
You get 2 pieces,
Jenny gets 2 pieces,
Nick gets 2 pieces,
Belle gets 2 pieces,
and so do I.

Make a Rule : Free Verse

In our class room we created a rule
We Proved to the class and created 2 rules
Number one shows us,
that when we multiply an odd,
amount of negative integers
your product must always be a negative.
Well what happens when we multuply ,
with positives ?
Well here goes rule number 2,

When we multiply an even amount,
of positive integers. Your sum must be
a negative ?
No you goof head.
Your sum must be a positive.
If you remember these 2 rules,
Just remember that we did the work,
and your will be sure to ace your homework,
You will really be great !

Chapter #2
Combinding like terms

Here is my script, for chapter 2.

Jobelle: Hey me and you are still having friends over right ?
Nick : For sure, I cant wait. All of us friends, just hanging out and having a good time. I'm excited.
Jobelle Lets make this interesting, are you down for a bet ?
Nick : Bring it on! You know that I am all ways going to win, so beating you again, i don't know why you all ways try. But I'm in the mood, so bring it on little Jobelle Bell !
Jobelle Okay well here's the deal, we both get 5 minutes
Nick : I already know I'm going to beat you , what do we have to do stay in a pool of cold ice for 5 minutes ?
Jobelle:No, stop being a fool, so we have 2 questions that we have to solve, math questions.
Nick : HA maybe you might beat me you nerd. Yeah right, in your dreams.
Jobelle: Okay so we have 5 minutes each question and who ever is right can just hang out at the party and get served like a king by the loser.
Nick : Dude I am already a king, but hey, getting treated extra special would be even better.
Jobelle: Yeah I wouldn't be so cocky if i were you, Nick. Nick : Okay so when are we doing this ?
Jobelle: When do you want to do it ?
Nick : As soon as possible, Because truly I need a back rub.
Jobelle: Okay, here's the first question. n+3-5n+12
Nick :Easy, as b-boying for me.
Jobelle: Just be quite and do it.
Nick : Okay fine

Jobelle: Okay well I am done!
Nick : Wait, you said 5 minutes, its only been 3
Jobelle: Okay
Jobelle:Well five is up.
Nick : okay. Jobelle Well I have -4n+15
Nick : Well I have 6n+15. So dude, who is right ?
Jobelle I am because look n+3-5n+12, first what I did was n-5n, that equals 4n. Next I did, 4n +3+12. I brought 4n down and added 3+13 together that's 15. So then you are ended up with -4n+15
Nick : Well I have 6n+15. My steps were n+-5n, and that gave me -6n then i added 12 and 3 together and i got 15. so that's how i got it.
Jobelle No that's wrong, that is a minus sign. So I am right. So one Jobelle. Zero Nick. The next question is 2+4(3n+8)

Nick: Well I am done now ! My answer is 34+18n.
Jobelle Well I have 12n+10. Nick: I am confident about this one so ill explain first. Well first I did 2 multiplied by 3n and I got 18n. Second I did 4 multiplied by 8, and when you do that you get 32. Then you just bring down the 2. So now I grouped like terms and I got 34+18n.
Jobelle: Well I got 12n+10 because I multiplied 4 by 3n. Next i added 8 and 3 together. So that gave me 12n+10.
Nick: No you are wrong. You have to multiply both, 4 by 3n and 4 by 8. Then you would have to just bring the 2 down, and then group like terms.
Jobelle: Okay. So I guess its one Jobelle and one Nick. So what are we going to do ?
Nick: I don't know. Hey lets just leave the questions and just both have fun! It was fun doing those questions, we should do it again sometime

Here is my video, I hope you like it.

Chapter #3

For chapter 3 our assigment was to make an integer video explaining how to do questions. We had 4 questions _________ and we were to show you how to solve for n. Here is the video Karessa and I created in class:


  1. linda 8-17 said...

    HI SHARMAYNE! To make your poems a lot better definitely spell check. You have a lot of minor errors.
    Like here for example
    "Diffrent sighns,cancle eachother"
    Also, you need to add the right tags because you only tagged your blog name thing. You need to add a title for your post.
    Your very last poem is wrong. There was no "mirror" poem type. Mirror was a type of picture poem, so you need to re-do that particular poem. Good luck, and good job Sharmayne!

    - Ducky.

    December 5, 2008 at 11:42 PM  

  2. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    YO SHAR :) ! Lol, well your poems are very nice. But you have alot of spelling errors in some of them. Like isant? :S It's suppose to be "isn't". Oh and your Picture Poem.. :S I was confussed at first. But I see what you did. You thought you had to make a poem and make it look like a mirror. Just like the example. But the wasn't what you were suppose to do. The example was made into a sort of mirror because it was talking about a mirror. So what you should of done was make a multiplying sign or something else that has to do with multiplying. Because you are talking about our rule, that room 17 made. Anyways overall good job :) !

    December 6, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

  3. Joysie 817 said...

    Hey, Sharmayne! I liked how all of your poems were seperated making it very easy to read. And I liked how you made all of your titles purple. It made it stand out more.

    I found some minor spelling and grammar errors, though. And also some capitaliztion errors.

    Other than that, I think you did a excellant job! ☺

    December 6, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

  4. Karen 8-17 said...

    HEY Shar! Your poems are really nice! I like how you separate each poems, you put color to the title and you put spaces. Your poems are long and really good.

    December 6, 2008 at 7:46 PM  

  5. linda 8-17 said...

    Joysie, you spelled excellent wrong.

    December 7, 2008 at 12:59 AM  

  6. Breann 8-17 said...

    you did a great job . You should use some color for your poems to make them look better. But i really enjoyed reading your poems

    December 9, 2008 at 9:48 AM  

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