Thursday, December 22, 2005

Mathematical Poetry - Genius or Madness???

Hey Jellybeans,
As an added bonus feature this term you have the opportunity to create an acrostic "poem" that demonstrates an understanding of any one of these concepts:

1. Data Sampling
2. Scatterplot
3. Polynomials
4. Algebra Tiles

Remember, this is a bit of a race. Your answers have to be posted to the blog in the comments to this post. If someone has already used a word or phrase in their acrostic you cannot use the same word or phrase. (i.e. It gets harder to do the longer you wait. ;-) Here is an example of an acrostic that I wrote:

Always in 2 dimensions
Region between the boundaries
Entire surface is calculated
Answer is in units squared

To help you get started I would "very much suggest" that you click on the acrostic link. It will help guide you through the creative process. Check out some of the acrostic poems that Mr. K's class have written.

Have a wonderful holiday and I'll see you all in the new year.
Ms. Armstrong

P.S. Here is a funny cartoon courtesy of your friend Rayan. Check it out.


At 9:31 AM, Anonymous dallas Compston said...

Polynomials are fun
Outstanding fun
Littile hard but beautiful
Y waste time?
Nobody does
O times x plus three
Ms.Armstrong? teach me more math!
I've learnd alot!
All I need to know now is to
Learn divisionlike 396 divided by 3780

Tee Hee!!!! I know i won't get marks for this but it's for giggiles! bye

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Danny T said...

Polynomials have powers.
Order of Operation are long.
Long math questions ever.
You need to know 4 Basic Math Operations.
No limits with terms.
Overall fun with math problems.
Integers are postive or negactive.
Addicting problem solving questions.
Learning polynomial is Easy as 123

At 9:36 PM, Blogger michele h said...

Scattered dots
can create false data
advance graphing
thinking is involved
taking estimates
evaluating the data
relations between y & x - axis
planning carefully
lack of pattern (sometimes)
omit "connect the dots"
this isn't a line graph

At 9:52 PM, Blogger erick.c said...

Polynomial has powers.
Order of operation, BEDMAS.
Like terms can be simplyfied.
You can never add unlike terms together.
No limit of terms.
One term is called monomial.
Multiplication, subtraction, divsion..
In polynomial questions, there are also intergers.
And polynomials ca be added.
Long math questions.

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Ms. Armstrong said...

WOW! From what I've seen so far, I would certainly lean towards genius. Your acrostic poems are superb.

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Ryan R.(rayan) said...

Powers are calculated after brackets

Order of Operation

Like Terms should only be
calculated together

You can't add or subtract Unlike Terms, only Multiplying

Not easy to answer really long question

One term is called a monomial


Integers are can positive or negative.

Able to only add terms that have the same variables.

Long questions can be easy if simplified


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