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Friday, December 5, 2008
Adding Integers (Free Verse)
There was once a boy who did not know how to add,
So the boy asked his dad,
and his dad said, "go to school son!"
So, the boy went to school,
and he thought it was cool!

Subtracting Integers (Cinquain)
Taking away the numbers

The Rule for Multiplying Integers (Tanka)
is doubled by some numbers
Expecting no fruits
Except for a cucumber
Multiples of cucumbers!

Partative Division (Free Verse)
How many equal parts are in 4 when you have 12?
Gee, if you look at your barn you'll have an answer!
And if you find out, I'm sure you'll become a great dancer!

Quotative Division (Haiku)
Division is hard
But if you are going to school,
It should be as cake!


  1. KimC8-17 said...

    Hi Lara! your adding integers free verse is so cool! I like that one the best! I found that your Haiku is not done right... your first and third line is ok but the the second line has 8 syllables.
    You only should have 7 syllables. BUT... Your poems r Great!

    December 6, 2008 at 12:18 AM  

  2. Anonymous said...

    Hey Kim, I actually meant " But If YOUR going to school' Haha , I'll change it , and thanks for commenting and stuff (:

    December 6, 2008 at 2:22 PM  

  3. Joysie 817 said...

    Hi, Lara! I loved your poems. And I likd how well you used your colour.

    But think you could improve in some areas. For starters you forgot the title on your post [not the real title] it was Chapter 1: Integer Poetry. And also, some of your poems did not make sense. Such as the first one it had nothing to do much about adding integers. And the thrid one. I think that you should fix those two poems.

    But other than that I think you did a great job! ☺

    December 6, 2008 at 7:16 PM  

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    December 6, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

  5. Karen 8-17 said...

    Hey Lara! You did a great job! I like your use of color and the way you separated each poem. I was a bit confused about your rule of multiplication and as Joysie said some of the poems didn't make sense. I think your haiku is the best one of all.

    December 6, 2008 at 7:56 PM  

  6. linda 8-17 said...

    HI LARA! Once again, I'll briefly talk about each poem concisely.
    In your adding poem (first poem) the father says "go to school son". The "G" in go should be capitilized.
    In your subtracting integers poem there should be a space after each comma.
    For your multiplying poem, I became a bit confused. What does cucumbers have to do with multiplying integers? I just thought the cucumbers took away from the main idea.
    In your Partitive division poem, you spelled "partitive" incorrectly.
    In your quotative division poem your last line does not make sense. "It should be as cake". Isn't the phrase "Easy as cake"?
    You might want to revise these!

    - Ducky.

    December 7, 2008 at 1:07 AM  

  7. courtneyc 8-17 said...

    Hey Lara, good job on your poems I loved them! And I also like your use of colour... very colourful.

    - good job!

    December 7, 2008 at 6:49 PM  

  8. Breann 8-17 said...

    Great Job Lara. I liked how you used color in your poems . But the haiku was not done just right. well Great Job!!

    December 9, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

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