Cinquain - Adding Integers
Total is called the sum
Negative, positive, zero
Tanka - Subtracting Integers
Though we still subtract
But we don't really do it
Reducing is no sweat
To find out the difference
Be master of subraction
Haiku - Partitive Division
Doesn't work always
A Certain number of parts
It's quick and simple
Free Verse - Quotative Division
Quotative division is how many groups are in a number
If you know how to do this you won't need to go to school in the summer
Sometimes quotative does not work
If you don't know what it works for I guess you have to do it for homework
Divide the number into equal groups
But it's not as hard as getting out of sticky goop
Free Verse - The Rule for Multiplying Integers
Multiplying integers isn't that hard
If you know how to do this you are a star
The rule is really easy
But if you don't know the rule you won't get queasy
Chapter 2: Combining Like Terms and the Distributive Property
The Movie Script
Toby: Hey Cubby!
Cubby: know you haven't been at school lately, but we learned this new unit in class today and it is called algebra.
Toby: What's it about?
Cubby: Well so far we learned how to combine like terms and the distributive property.
Cubby: Here's a question. What is the simplified form of n+3-5n+12?
Toby: I think it's -6n+15
Cubby: Wait, let me think. Sorry Toby, you're wrong the correct answer is -4n+15 because you have to combine the like terms first then add whatever is left. First you combine the n and 5n which is -4n. Then you add 3 and 12 which equals 15 and your result will be-4n+15. I think what you did was you added the -5 with the n and you thought it was -6n. Then you got the second part right. Do you get it?
Toby: I get it now.
Cubby: Try this question. What is the simplified form of 2+4(3n+8)?
Toby: I think it's 12n+10.
Cubby: Sorry Toby you are wrong. The right answer is 12n+34 because first of all you multiply the 4 with 3n which equals 12n. Then you multiply 4 with 8 which is 32.Then now you have 12n+2+32. Now you add up 2 and 32 which is 24. The answer will be 12n+24. I think what you did was you multiplied the 4 with 3n which is 12. Then you added the 2 with the 8 which equals 10 and that is how you got 12n+10.
Toby: Oh I see. Math is so hard! I will never get it.
Cubby: Yeah you will, if you just keep practicing and practicing. Then you'll get it.
Toby: Well I have to go now. Bye!
Chapter 3: One Step Equation Solving
This one is about multiplication.
This chapter is about using algetiles for solving one step equations. I did this chapter with my friends Giselle and Linda. We explained everything on this video below.