The Great Big Book of Algebra

Friday, December 5, 2008
Chapter One

Haiku; Adding Integers
Adding Integers
cancelling with zero pairs
with algebra tiles.

Picture; Subtracting Integers
There's no such thing as subtracting,
You just change the minus to a plus.!

Tanka; Partitive Division
Sharing with a group,
you give a card to each one.
It has to be equal,
sometimes partitive won't work,
multiplicative inverse.

Free Verse; Quotative Division
You're finding groups in a question
may I give you a suggestion?
Its an easy education
once you get all the right definitions.
Divide them into equal groups,
its as simple as tying a loop.

Free Verse; Rule for Multiplying Integers
When brackets kiss they multiply,
as they can reply.
Its as easy as pie.
Positive and negative equals negative,
they can all be massive.
Negative and negative equals positive,


  1. linda 8-17 said...

    HEY ERIKA! I'll make this simple, and talk about each poem seperately.
    First of all, you always titled the poem type, then had a semi-colon... It doesn't make sense to have a semi-colon there... So next time, just have a title above, bold, italisize, underline, etc. (anything to make it stand out from the poem's text) then begin your poem.
    Your haiku is very good. I'm just a little sketchy about your last line because I'm not absolutely positive that "tiles" is one syllable...
    For your picture poem, you didn't make the words to form a picture, so you should change this.
    In your Tanka partitive division poem your third line is 6 syllables. It should be 5 syllables.
    For your Free Verse quotative division poem, "Its an easy education" doesn't make sense.
    I didn't notice any big mistakes in your last poem. Good job. Next time when making a post, check your work to make sure it makes sense! Good job, Erika! :)

    - Ducky.

    December 7, 2008 at 1:18 AM  

  2. sharmayne8.17 said...

    Eka. (:
    Hello beautiful,you did a good job on your poems. I really enjoied reading them.In my opinion your titles where just a little bit confusing. I think that you should have bolded the title for example "Picture; Subtracting Integers" I think that you should have atleast bolded or maybe added colour to the Subtracting Integers so that the font stood out from the font you used for your poem.Other then that you did a great job.
    K3 Shaaar.

    December 7, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

  3. Joysie 817 said...

    Great Job! I liked how your poems rhymed. I also liked how the types of poems were coloured. It made it stand out. I really enjoyed reading your poems.

    But I found some spelling/grammar mistakes. And some punctuation errors. I think that you should put a space in between the titles and the poems, to make it easier to read.

    But other than that I think you did really well. ☺

    December 7, 2008 at 4:04 PM  

  4. camille817 said...

    ERIKA!! ;)

    GOOD job Erika,I really liked your free verse poem is was awesome!:) I also enjoyed reading the Tanka "multiplicative inverse" Big word good job ;p keep up the gooood work! ^^.

    December 8, 2008 at 6:54 PM  

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