The Great Big Book of Algebra

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Chapter 1 - Integer Poetry

Diamante - Adding

Sum, addend
Totaling, gaining, increasing
Plus, combined - minus, loss
Reducing, decreasing, diminishing
difference, subtrahead

Picture Poem - Subracting

Free Poetry - Partitive

One day as I took out,
My marbles collection,
My brother came to me,
Lets play Alive, he says,
I played around,
And said, you have to pay me,
He says NO WAY,
I tell him I was kidding,
But he is still tripping,
While he is,
I seperate the 10 marbles,
One for him and one more me,
Until we both get 5,
And play the marble game alive!

Cinquain - Quotative

Negative, positive
Halfing, spliting, dividing,
Three groups of two,

Free Verse - The "Rule for Multiplying" Integers

To get the answer for your integer questions,
Simply follow this rule i have for you,
Numbers with the same signs,
Always equal a positive product,
While opposites are always,
A negative product,
Now you know,
And wont be frighten to answer anything that are,
Integer questions!

Chapter 2 - Combining Like Terms and The Distributive Property

Denver: Hey there, Sally. Are you doing your math questions again?
Sally: Yes, I am Denver. As a matter of fact, I only have 2 left.
Denver: Do you need some help?
Sally: Why, yes I do. The first question I have is n+3negative5n+12. For that question I got negative6n+15. Am I right or wrong?
Denver: Sally, you are incorrect. To get the answer to the question, you have to combine like terms. Then add each term. When you do that you get the answer negative four plus 15. The reason why you got your answer was because you changed the negative sign when you weren't suppose to. You were just suppose to leave it. You only change the negative signs. When there are two beside each other. But otherwise everything else you did was right.
Sally: Oh Denver, Thank you I see what I did wrong. Well the next question is 2 + 4(3n+8). For this I got 12n + 10. Did I get this one right?
Denver: Yes, you did Sally. Very good, you have learned. Anyways I'm going to get going. Just call me up when you need anymore help. Bye now.
Sally: Thank you, Denver and goodbye.

Here's My Movie:

Chapter 3 - One Step Equation Solving

Chapter 4 - One Step Solving with Algebra Tiles
Here is the Video of Erika, Kim and I:

It took us a million tries just to get this right.
Its still not perfect because we ran out of time,
also I think there are some mistakes! So please
tell us if their are. Anyways Enjoy :).


  1. peachy 8-41 said...

    Alyanna, good job on your poems! I liked your 'Diamante' Poem the best. At first I was a little confused, I didn't understand why you switched it around in the end, but I got it after. Haha. The way you described the Partitive Statergy was smart! It's kind of hard describing a picture, especially when it's in your head.. and when you have to divide this many into this group. So, good job on that. :) Good job with your poems Alyanna. I don't really spot any errors, so.. I guess I'll leave it to here! Keep it up!

    December 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

  2. peachy 8-41 said...

    Into this many groups*

    December 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

  3. Joysie 817 said...

    Good Job! I liked how you used your colour and how your rhymed your poems. I liked that you took a picture of your picture poem instead of typing it out.

    Although I spotted some spelling ansd grammar mistakes, I think that your poems were well done. ☺

    December 4, 2008 at 8:38 PM  

  4. linda 8-17 said...

    HI ALYANNA! NICE POEMS! I agree with Peachy, the Diamante was probably in the best, in my oppinion that is. But, in that picure poem you have some spelling errors. I've noticed a lot of people don't think when to use apostrophes. You could lose marks on exams if you spell things improperly! Remember, you use apostrophes when the word is possesive, or connective.
    -- I just thought you should think about it when spelling "your" or "you're"

    AND! I think the colours you chose were very prettifull :)

    -DUCK .

    December 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

  5. camille817 said...

    Good job Alyanna! I like the way you used colour :)
    Keep up the good work ^^.

    December 5, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

  6. sharmayne8.17 said...

    Alyanna (:
    Hooooy ! LOL okay well here it goes, I liked your Partitive Division poem the best. You decribed it really well. You did a great Job. Thank you for the comment on my post, and I tried to fix it to the best of my ablity. I got what you ment and it made sense, and if you could find other errors please tell.
    Good Job once again and keep it up.
    K3 Shaaaar,

    December 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

  7. Leo-73 said...

    Good job Alyanna. I'm just commenting back since you did. Well, good job I like some of the rhymes. I think your font is to small. Good job.

    December 7, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

  8. sutchaisana 8-41 said...

    o0oo0o... I like your picture poem! Good job Alyanna! ;)

    December 11, 2008 at 12:45 AM  

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