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The Pocket Protectors of Algebra Hello! My name is Buck Einstein, but you can call me Buck. Pick my nose to continue 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. Pick my nose to continue When you worry about what you wear, We worry about having our Pocket Protectors. Pick my nose to continue When you worry that you won’t meet your friends, We worry that we won’t have our calculators. Pick my nose to continue 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. Pick my nose to continue Think of some words that are opposites. For example, what do you think of as the opposite of word below. Old = ______ New Pick my nose to continue Now try some other ones. Make sure to write your answers on your paper, and when you are finished click on me. Up = __________ Out = __________ Small = __________ Stinky = __________ Pick my nose to continue Some possible answers are… Down Up = __________ In Out = __________ Big Small = __________ Fragrant Stinky = __________ (or non-stinky) Pick my nose to continue Now another set. Make sure to write your answers on your paper, and when you are finished click on me. Add = __________ Subtract = __________ Multiply = __________ Divide = __________ Pick my nose to continue Your answers should have been… Subtract Add = __________ Add Subtract = __________ Divide Multiply = __________ Multiply Divide = __________ Pick my nose to continue One last set. Make sure to write your answers on your paper, and when you are finished click on me. + = __________ - = __________ x = __________ ÷ = __________ Pick my nose to Your answers should have been… + = __________ + - = __________ ÷ x = __________ x ÷ = __________ Pick my nose to continue Congratulations! You just did some ALGEBRA Scary, isn’t it! Pick my nose to continue 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. Pick my nose to One Step Equations You will complete 5 sections. After each section you will be awarded a Geek Pen to put in your official AGP Pocket Protector. Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations When you fill up the pocket protector, you can print out your Official Algebra Geek Certificate, which will make you a certified Algebra Geek. Geek Luck! Pick my nose to continue 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. Click on Buck and give it 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. Click on Buck and give it 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. + x ÷ 7 7 7 7 One Step Equations Almost Remember, we are looking for the opposite of - 7. Click on Buck and give it 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! Geek Luck! Pick my nose to continue 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. Click on Buck and give it another try. One Step Equations Good! X + 5 = 13 -5 -5 _________ X= 8 Click on +5 or -5 to cancel them. That So, That’s Now Look to at just right, the the put leaves hard right –zero. 5problem X on part. side. on each the right! Let’s look at the left side. Copylet’s the entire and all Just teasing! side And All left side. zero of have the is left nothing, 13soand let’s What will you getispaper, when you– 5. thewe steps onequation. your cancel So,what out +13 5Buck. –and 5? then click combine +ison 5 and -5-5. ? Click on the pen when you are ready. One Step Equations Congratulations, You just completed your first Algebra problem. See it wasn’t that bad. Now let’s try another. Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations X + 9 = 15 Click on the answer below that is the opposite of + 9. + x ÷ 9 9 9 9 One Step Equations Umm, I don’t think so. Remember, we are looking for the opposite of + 9. Click on Buck and give it another try. One Step Equations Nice X + 9Job! = 15 _________ -9 -9 This time I am going to give you Xwill = need 6 to the steps, which you Third, First, Second, combine cancel theand opposite out the one other (side. side. 9) write put down, then you will Make sure you have copied all on work both thesides. problem on your paper. the steps on your paper and then click Write this on on Buck. your paper, and work this part of the problem. Click Pick my the pen nosetoto continue continue One Step Equations Congratulations Again, Now let’s try one last problem. Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations X+7=9 This Are Gotime ahead you you sure and are you give going areitdone? atotry! Check your before moving on. work the problem onyou your No one willanswer know but and me. paper first and then we will go through it. Pick my nose when you are finished One Step Equations X+7= 9 -7 -7 _________ X= 2 Make you all First,sure Second, Third, put combine cancel thehave opposite out thecopied one other on side. side. the steps on your paper and both sides. then click on Buck. Click the pen to continue One Step Equations Nice Work You are one pen closer to being an Official Algebra Geek Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. Pick my nose to continue 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! Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations X - 4 = 11 Click on the answer below that is the opposite of - 4. + x ÷ 4 4 4 4 One Step Equations Nope, try again. Remember, we are looking for the opposite of - 4. Click on Buck and give it another try. One Step Equations Write this problem in the box on your words. worksheet. Sweet! X - 4 = 11 I _________ know+4 all the +4 cool X = 15 This time I am going to give you the Third, First, Second, put combine cancel the opposite out the one other (+4) side. side. steps, need to write Makewhich sure you will have copied all onthe both sides. down, and then youpaper will doand the steps on your yourpaper, paper. and thenproblem click Buck. Write this on onon your work this part of the problem. Click Pick my the pens nose to to continue continue One Step Equations Congratulations Only one problem left until another Geek Pen. Aren’t you excited? Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations X - 6 = 14 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. ThisGo time you are ahead andgoing give ittoa work try! the Are you are done? problem onsure your you paper first and I we won’t anyone. then willtell gobefore through it. Check your answer moving on. Pick my nose when you are finished One Step Equations X - 6 = 14 + 6 +6 _________ X = 20 Make you Third, Second, First,sure put combine cancel the have opposite out the copied one other side. onall side. the on your paper and bothsteps sides. then click on Buck. Click the pens to continue One Step Equations Jeepers! You get another Geek Pen. What Would Scooby Do? Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations Now to something a little different, but still the same. What’s the same? The word we know and love… Opposite! Geek Luck! Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations 2x = 18 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. Click on the answer below that is the opposite of x 2. + x ÷ 2 2 2 2 One Step Equations Not quite. Remember, we are looking for the opposite of x 2. Click on Buck and give it another try. One Step Equations Yes!___ 2x = 18 __ = ÷2 ÷2 _________ X= 9 Copy the entire problem and Look Another You So, That remember at just the way put leaves right to ÷ from 2 X on side. on each working ÷the 2 That’s right! It X =write cancels 9 out. This let’s makes the left solution onwhat your paper, is All with side left with we side. of have aabove the fraction left equation. is bar. 18happens divided afractions, fraction. and Like by when 2.then this. one So,click number whatonisBuck. is 18divided ÷ 2? by the same number? Click on the pens when you are ready. One Step Equations Write this problem in the box on your Don’t worry. It’s a Geek Thing. worksheet. ÷ ÷ Rama-Lama–Ding-Dong ___ 3x = 15 __ = 3 3 X = 5 This time Icancel am to one give you the Second, out side. First, Remember Third, put combine the togoing rewrite opposite the other on side. steps, which you will need to write both it as sides. asure fraction. Make you have copied all down, and then you will do the the steps your andand problem on yourpaper paper. Write thisonon your paper, then click on Buck. work this part of the problem. Click Pick the my pens noseto to continue continue One Step Equations Congratulations, Now let’s try one last problem. Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations 4x = 24 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. Go you you give areit done? a try! ThisAre timeahead you sure areand going to work the problem onanswer your paper first and on. I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Check your before moving then we will go through it. Pick my nose when you are finished One Step Equations ___ 4x = 24 __ = 4 4 X=6 Make sure you all Third, First, put combine thehave opposite the other side. Second, cancel outcopied one on side. the steps on your paper and both sides. then click on Buck. Click the pens to continue One Step Equations Great! Your future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades. Actually, I already am. Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations Now for the final part. Just remember Opposite, and you are done. As Always, Geek Luck! Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations x = 12 3 Click on the answer below that is the opposite of ÷3. + x ÷ 3 3 3 3 One Step Equations Doh! Not Really. Remember, we are looking for the opposite of ÷ 3. Click on Buck and give it another try. One Step Equations x That’s 3• =It! 12•3 3 X = 36 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. Look at the right You Now, remember the left from working That’s Right! So, let’s put ● 3side onside. each All have left is 12happens times 3. with cancels fractions, out just what like Copy the entire problem and sidewe of the equation. So, what is 12 times 3? solution above on your paper, when a fraction. one number istimes. divided Remember,●means and click on Buck. by then the same number? It cancels out. Click on the pens when you are ready. One Step Equations x 7x =3x7 7 X = 21 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. This time Icancel am going to one give you the First, put the opposite on Third, Second, combine out the other side. side. steps, which you will need to write both Makesides. sure you have copied all down, and then you will do the the steps ononyour paper andand Write this your paper, your paper. thenproblem click onon Buck. work this part of the problem. Click Pick the my pens noseto to continue continue One Step Equations And Now…. (Drum Roll, Please) THE LAST PROBLEM! Pick my nose to continue One Step Equations x =6 5 Write this problem in the box on your worksheet. Go you and you give are it done? a try! ThisAre timeahead you sure are going to work the problem onanswer your paper first and on. I can’t tell anyone. I Check your before moving then we even will go through it. don’t have a mouth. Pick my nose when you are finished One Step Equations x 5x =6x5 5 X = 30 First, Third, put combine thehave opposite thecopied other on side. Second, cancel out one side. Make sure you all both sides. the steps on your paper and then click on Buck. Click the pens to continue One Step Equations Congratulations! You’re a GEEK! I’m so happy, I could cry Pick my nose to continue Click on the image at the left to print your certificate. Click the GREEN back arrow to go back to the AGP Website. CLICK HERE Pick my nose to continue Once Again, Congratulations And Welcome to the Club! Click the GREEN back arrow to go back to the AGP Website. 2007 Scott Endres