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The Pocket Protectors of Algebra
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but you can call me Buck.
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I have a secret to tell you. What is it?
It’s that we on the Algebra Geek Patrol
are… well…different.
You might even say that we are
the opposite of everyone else.
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When you worry about what you wear,
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When you worry that you won’t
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We are just a little bit opposite.
That may be why we are so good at
Algebra, because that is all Algebra is…
…doing the opposite.
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Think of some words that are opposites.
For example, what do you think of as the
opposite of word below.
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New
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Up = __________
Out = __________
Small = __________
Stinky = __________
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Up = __________
In
Out = __________
Big
Small = __________
Fragrant
Stinky = __________
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Add = __________
Subtract = __________
Multiply = __________
Divide = __________
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Subtract
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Add
Subtract = __________
Divide
Multiply = __________
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+ = __________
- = __________
x = __________
÷ = __________
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+
- = __________
÷
x = __________
x
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Congratulations!
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One Step Equations
Now you are going to work on solving
some Algebra problems.
Don’t be afraid of the A-word (Algebra).
Remember, it is all about being opposite.
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You will complete 5 sections.
After each section you will be
awarded a Geek Pen to put in your
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When you fill up the pocket protector,
you can print out your
Official Algebra Geek Certificate,
which will make you
a certified Algebra Geek.
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One Step Equations
X + 3 = 17
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of add 3.
Add 3
Subtract 3
Multiply 3
Divide 3
One Step Equations
Close, but that’s
not quite it.
Remember, we are looking for
the opposite of add 3.
Click on Buck and give it
another try.
One Step Equations
Good Job!
The correct answer is subtract 3.
Write the answer on your paper,
next to the original problem, and
then click on Buck.
One Step Equations
4x = 20
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of multiply by 4.
Add 4
Subtract 4
Multiply by 4
Divide by 4
One Step Equations
No, not really.
Remember, we are looking for the
opposite of multiply by 4.
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another try.
One Step Equations
Nice!
You’re halfway to
your first Geek Pen.
The correct answer is divide by 4.
Write the answer on your paper
next to the original problem,
and then click on Buck.
One Step Equations
x
= 10
5
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of divide by 5.
Add 5
Subtract 5
Multiply by 5
Divide by 5
One Step Equations
Uhh, in a word, no.
Remember, we are looking for the
opposite of divide by 5.
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another try.
One Step Equations
Good!
Are you sure you’re not a Geek?
The correct answer is multiply by 5.
Write the answer on your paper
next to the original problem,
and then click on Buck.
One Step Equations
X–7=8
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of - 7.
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x
÷
7
7
7
7
One Step Equations
Almost
Remember, we are looking
for the opposite of - 7.
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another try.
One Step Equations
Congratulations!
And here is your first Geek Pen
The correct answer is + 7.
Write the answer on your paper
next to the original problem,
and then click on Buck.
One Step Equations
Alright, now you are going to actually
solve some problems. This is nothing to be
worried about, just remember one word…
Opposite!
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One Step Equations
X + 5 = 13
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of + 5.
+
x
÷
5
5
5
5
One Step Equations
C’mon,
You know this.
Remember, we are looking
for the opposite of + 5.
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another try.
One Step Equations
Good!
X + 5 = 13
-5 -5
_________
X= 8
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One Step Equations
Congratulations,
You just completed
your first Algebra problem.
See it wasn’t that bad.
Now let’s try another.
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X + 9 = 15
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of + 9.
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x
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One Step Equations
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for the opposite of + 9.
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X+7=9
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X+7= 9
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X= 2
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One Step Equations
Nice Work
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an Official Algebra Geek
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One Step Equations
This time let’s try some different types
of problems. Since you have gotten so
good at this, let’s skip the first part,
and go straight to the problems by
using the 3 steps.
And remember, today’s word is…
Opposite!
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One Step Equations
X - 4 = 11
Click on the answer below that is the
opposite of - 4.
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x
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One Step Equations
Nope, try again.
Remember, we are looking
for the opposite of - 4.
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another try.
One Step Equations
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X - 6 = 14
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X - 6 = 14
+ 6 +6
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X = 20
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One Step Equations
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One Step Equations
Now to something a little different,
but still the same. What’s the same?
The word we know and love…
Opposite!
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One Step Equations
2x = 18
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problem in the
box on your
worksheet.
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opposite of x 2.
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x
÷
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2
2
2
One Step Equations
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for the opposite of x 2.
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2x = 18
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4x = 24
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Now for the final part.
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and you are done.
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x
= 12
3
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opposite of ÷3.
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x
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One Step Equations
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x
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X = 36
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One Step Equations
x
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7
X = 21
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x
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5
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x
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X = 30
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