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 Dec. 27 2010 at 4:21 pm
Wolfheart BRONZE, Aslan&#39s Country, California
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on Dec. 27 2010 at 10:35 am
Seelix PLATINUM, Chandler, Arizona
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Excellentness=) Algebra is the bane of student existence... at least we won't have to do it in the real world =P

on Dec. 5 2010 at 7:51 pm
Tsumench SILVER, Grapevine, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:4-7, John 3:16, Joshua 1:9, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 4:13, Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 40:31, GENESIS 1:1, John 14:27, John 14:18

I'm a junior in algebra 2 this year and I HATE it. I wanna go back to Geometry. =.=

gengen said...
on Nov. 28 2010 at 9:34 am
ohh ! me to .. ! speech choir this coming tuesday in student center :))

memeko said...
on Nov. 27 2010 at 8:43 pm
i need to memorize this by tuesday for our speech choir..

JOJOkester said...
on Nov. 23 2010 at 11:05 am
this reminds me so much of my algebra 1 class  only if you put in something about a funny talking phillipino teacher.  AWESOME POEM!!!

on Nov. 21 2010 at 9:57 am
tomorrowdarling SILVER, Braselton, Georgia
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yes. alg 2 and im doing advanced alg and trig now. it sucks. all of 1st semester is just a detailed review of alg 2.

123a456b said...
on Nov. 16 2010 at 1:53 pm
uh, i hated geometry, and now it turns out the curriculum we used was old, isnt used anymore and is harder than the newer versions!

4444j4444s said...
on Nov. 16 2010 at 1:51 pm

have you done algebra 2 yet?

more algebra, but harder (although honestly, not by much, but if you hated algebra 1, then you'll prob hate algebra 2 as well)

on Nov. 13 2010 at 8:26 pm
Ariel_Rosario BRONZE, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken" -Oscar Wilde

Very creative! I wrote a poem similar to this a few weeks ago but I never posted it lol

on Nov. 13 2010 at 6:34 pm
the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
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[i'm in geometry.... might you make a poem about that too?]

on Nov. 13 2010 at 6:33 pm
the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
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clever =.= 

on Nov. 13 2010 at 5:16 pm
tomorrowdarling SILVER, Braselton, Georgia
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i hated algebra with a firey passion

A=BX+C said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 3:47 pm
Wow, this is really neat. I actually liked Alg. 1, but this was pretty cool!

on Nov. 13 2010 at 3:03 pm
misswindsor BRONZE, Collingdale, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"What Fresh Hell is this?"

Wow this poem is funny!!! I love it and your sense of humor. We are are doing equations and other stuff in my algebra 1 class this year too. I'm going to show this to my math teacher. She is always looking for creative and fun ways to teach us our math. LOL nice job.


P.S. Please make a poem about English 1.

on Nov. 13 2010 at 10:07 am
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

lol. this literally made me laugh. although there wasn't too much deeper thought and poetry involved..besides the rhyming it was very i SUCK at math. so the fact that you put this all together and knew all these things and had so much information and the correct terms is pretty amazing. the ending was cute as well. nice job:)

Ocean97 SILVER said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 9:38 am
Ocean97 SILVER, Suffield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"If you live to be 100 years old, then I hope I live to be that, minus 1 day, so that I never have to live a day without you."

 I made it into Algebra I this year, and this poem follows exactly what we're doing!!! Love it!!!!!!! So now when I get confused on a problem I can just read this poem. :)

vstar616 said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 7:32 am
I took algebra last year, YES it does seem very confusing ! i love this poem! 

on Oct. 22 2010 at 7:52 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

hahahahahaha :) i love this poem! :) totally conveys the class and I totally understood it :) ha ha i am in algebra one right now and not to brag but just got a 97and1/2 percent on my last test(: mwhaha anyways i love this peom! :) check out my work if u get time! THNX! :)

on Oct. 22 2010 at 7:34 pm
TheCreativeChristian SILVER, Enid, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things who Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13

haha i am in algebra 1 right now and i totally agree!!!


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