Pre-Algebra I'm learning about equations and linear equations in pre-algebra. Important: If you add, subtract, multiply or divide the expression on one side of the equation by something, then you have to do the same to the expression on the other side of the equation. Important: When solving an equation, we can check our answer by substituting our answer back…

# Tag: Art of Problem Solving

## What I Learned Today 12/29/14

Pre-Algebra: Fractions & Mixed Numbers Important: Division by a number distributes over addition: If c is not zero, then (A + b)/c = a/c + b/c Division by a number distributes over subtraction: If c is not zero, then (A – b)/c = a/c – b/c Concept: When performing arithmetic with fractions, it’s often useful to simplify the…

## What I Learned Today 12/9/14

Pre-Algebra: I completed all the exercises in my Art of Problem Solving book for each of the three sections I'm studying. Vocabulary: I completed Lesson 6 and used all my words correctly in my story: Foxie and Friends 3 Starring: Foxie the Rouge Moxie the Medic Django the Knight Sorin the Barbarian Darla the Ranger Recap: Sorin mysteriously wandered off,…

## What I Learned Today 12/8/14

Pre-Algebra: I am working on least common multiple, greatest common divisor, and divisors. I already posted the rules for least common multiple, so here are the other rules for the last two: Important: if a and b are nonzero integers, then all of the following statements mean the same thing: 1. A is a divisor of b. 2. A is…

## What I Learned Today 12/1/14

I hope you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Gobble Gobble!! Here I am with my mom and step-dad eating lots of yummy food, then Grampa Ernie being silly, then Grama Hilma being silly with fake teeth! I got to spend my whole Thanksgivibg break with them! Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization For the MCHS team build we were supposed to put in…

## What I Learned Today 11/24/14

I got to spend the weekend with my great grandma and grandpa. It's fun going up on weekends. Grandma makes me special stuff to eat. She made me really good onion soup this time, and she baked five pies for Thanksgiving!!! I took this really good picture of her: Big History Project Ch 5: 1. I learned that people say…

## What I Learned Today 11/21/14

Pre-Algebra: I completed my Alcumus sections, the homework challenge problems, and the exercises in the book. The homework is harder now because I have to write out long answers with explanations and use a math language program called Latex so I can make all the special symbols. Big History Project Ch 4: 1. I learned that the real name for…

## What I Learned Today 11/20/14

Non-Fiction Writing: Today I'm writing about my Rainbow Dash hat. My hat always reminds me of how I am an individual and how no one can bring me down with my love of friendship. My hat also makes a way for other people who are like-minded and will then be able to create a friendship between me and the other…

## What I Learned Today 11/19/14

Yesterday, I went to the dentist and orthodontist. I had no cavities! I have to have four teeth pulled to make room for my molars and wisdom tooth. The orthodontist is then going to put spacers and a spacer bar inside my bottom teeth to make room for all my teeth, and then I will need braces. Right now it's…

## What I Learned Today 11/14/14

Non-Fiction Writing: Remember that story I wrote for the Practical Homeschooling magazine? I just found out I got published! It will be in the next issue. I won a big spaceship sticker book, too! Here is my story if you don't remember: Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…