Algebra One MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   Remember all those rationals and irrationals, the ones we got confused?

I still get them wrong and I am not very amused.

Digits and decimals, too many D's

But wait until we start on those x, y, and z's.

Powers of 10 are expressed by exponents in many ways,

But, remember, there is only one and that is to have them raised.

Counting all those zeros makes me very crazy,

So use that scientific notation and don't be so lazy.

Collections of elements in sets are a breeze.

Elements follow a pattern just like 1, 2, and 3's.

A variable is a symbol like x which has 1 value, not 2.

If you put the right variable in an open sentence, the statement will be true.

Factoring numbers can be such a bore!

But, prime numbers are the best since the factors are only 1 and itself, and nothing more.

Basic axioms of algebra leave you in awe,

But not to understand them is one major flaw.

The most important axiom is the distributive one.

It's the one we used the most, but it wasn't that fun.

Reciprocals are the numbers that always do a flip upside down.

Inverses are very different and in their own special way they turn around.

Numbers and variables are jumbled disorderly,

Are called equations and are only solved algebraically

Solving inequalities can make you want to die,

But, there are only 3 choices: greater than, less than, or equal to, so there is no need to cry.

Polynomials can leave you in such a disarray,

But, just remember there are coefficients and constant terms and then you will be straightened out today.

Products of binomials can take you so long to do a few.

But, just skip the steps and use FOIL without a big to do.

Figuring out ordered pairs can leave you in such a mess.

But, if you remember the x-axis, y-axis, and origin, you'll do them with success.

Systems of linear equations can be solved in 4 different ways.

Substitution, addition method, determinants, and graphing with different rays.

The slope always equals rise over run.

If you remember this you'll always get those problems done.

Quotients of 2 polynomials are called Rational Algebraic Expression.

If you don't reduce them fully they will leave you in a great big depression.

Square roots and cubic roots leave me very puzzled, But the index and radicand leave me troubled.

Square-free integers can't be broken down anymore.

They are like 2, 3, and 5, but never integers like 16 or 4.

There are many other rules, guidelines and steps to Algebra 1

But, we still have Geometry, Algebra 2 and Analysis to continue the fun!!!

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on Aug. 27 2011 at 12:19 am
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis

For a moment I got depressed, then I saw that no! This is an original poem!  *yaaaaaaaaaaay*

on Aug. 27 2011 at 12:04 am
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
4 articles 2 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis

Finished Algebra 2 just last year, and (hooray homeschooling!) I don't have any math this year, but... Sympathy for you.  Sympathy.

on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:42 pm
Vacilator BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
No cup of tea is large enough, or book long enough, to suit me.
-C.S. Lewis

I like this.  Great poem about math!

on Aug. 26 2011 at 8:54 pm
SeerKnowsBest SILVER, Pryor, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
i have so many favourite quotes, but one that has stuck with me for years is " to die would be an awfully big adventure" -peter pan, Peter Pan, j. m. barrie

lol i'm in algebra one right now this is so great i'm gonna forward it to my friend you rock. ps, i love math. sorry you don't...but maybe it's a love hate relationship, since you wrote a poem about it

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on Aug. 26 2011 at 6:30 pm
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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on Jun. 21 2011 at 11:05 am
Bgeekgirl24 GOLD, Bellefontaine, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Eat healthy. Excersize daily. Die anyway.

I am now finished with Algebra I, and I really hated it, yet for some reason I was really good at it. But you are an amazing writer never stop making poetry. It is amazing how you put all of this into one poem. You summarized the whole class and added your own opinion. Fantastic job.

on Jun. 1 2011 at 11:08 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

hahaha... same. Math and poetry don't mix ( in my opinion anyway.)

on May. 30 2011 at 10:18 pm
Dizzy.Bird BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you shall land among the stars."


WOW. This is amaaazing! You rock at poetry! :)

Katie1234 GOLD said...
on May. 30 2011 at 7:55 pm
Katie1234 GOLD, Velva, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"When life becomes more than you can stand; fall to your knees"
"To be normal is to be boring."
"You cannot make men good by law."
"Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God because He said so."
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I really enjoy math, so it was fun for me to read. However, I am also a big poetry fan, and it is nice to see something less conventional.

on May. 30 2011 at 7:53 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

you want to be a teaacher??

this is like a summarize lecture in algebra with some complaints...

poppy_lin GOLD said...
on May. 30 2011 at 6:19 pm
poppy_lin GOLD, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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I love this! Haha, I can relate to this so much; Alegebra makes me wanna punch children. (btw. i am NOT a child molester.) Good job!


on May. 30 2011 at 11:15 am
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Sorry, but was this like a school project or something? Like good job with rhyming, but I was sort of bored discussing math when I'm trying to read poetry...

on Apr. 16 2011 at 11:02 pm
haha ikr, i used to think i hated algebra after taking it in 8th grade. but now in honors geo...ugh cant wait to go back to algebra II

on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:16 pm
RainingStars BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
-"Eleonora" by Edgar Allan Poe

Oh Algebra I, I will never escape from you. Being in Algebra II doesn't help much. I loved this poem, it was so fun to read and to torment my sister wtih. Very clever

EmilyGrau GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 1:28 pm
EmilyGrau GOLD, Jackson, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
We all have these things, that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

Ick, I hate algebra! I love this poem though, keep writing :]

on Apr. 16 2011 at 11:52 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I'm actually in middle school, so I was scratching my head in confusion for 99% of this poem, but hey, it sounded good!!! 8) Continue doing this stuff, you're really good at it.

on Apr. 16 2011 at 11:49 am
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I can't believe you made all of those crazy terms rhyme! I think you should sell this to a math textbook company to help kids memorize algebraic terms. 8) Great job, this was really creative. If you have time, please check out, comment on, and rate my poem, The Girl Inside. Thanks!!! 8)

amondal SILVER said...
on Mar. 25 2011 at 1:12 pm
amondal SILVER, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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I love algebra, honestly. I'm in an Honors Geometry class this year and I absolutely HATE GEOMETRY. I am so much better at algebra....but anyway this poem was really nice :) GOOD WORK!

on Mar. 21 2011 at 6:07 pm
msztweetybabii PLATINUM, Mattapan, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true."- Natheniel Hawthorne.

YEAH..*awkward* by the way, this algebra poem is really good.

on Mar. 12 2011 at 11:38 pm
alymarie3 PLATINUM, Leavenworth, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Piglet: How do you spell love?
Pooh: You don't spell it, you feel it

omg i hate algrebra haha


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