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Monday, November 28, 2005

Rational Acrostics

Kudos to Mrs. Armstrong for turning me on to the idea of acrostics in math.

Blogging Prompt
Your task is to create an acrostic "poem" that demonstrates an understanding of rational expressions related to any one of these concepts:

RATIONAL
SIMPLIFY
RESTRICTION
FRACTION
FACTOR
ASYMPTOTE

As an extra challenge (worth an additional bonus mark) try to make a Double Acrostic, that is, each line should begin and end with a letter of the word you are working with.

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 Mrs. Armstrong wrote:

Always in 2 dimensions
Region between the boundaries
Entire surface is calculated
Answer is in units2

Be creative and have fun with this!!

12 Comments:

At 11/29/2005 6:47 PM, Blogger Kristin_R said...

R atio
A rithematic numbers
T he whole numbers, fractions,
mixed numbers, and decimals
I ncludes division of a
denominator
O nly the square roots of the
square numbers
N umber that can be expressed as a
fraction
A lgerbraic number
L ogical number

 
At 11/29/2005 6:57 PM, Blogger John D. - #12 said...

Kristin, typo there.

O - Only the square root of PERFECT SQUARE numbers.

 
At 11/29/2005 7:35 PM, Blogger tim-Math-y said...

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At 11/29/2005 7:39 PM, Blogger tim-Math-y said...

F ragment of a whole
R ational number
A mathematical "friend"
C ombine to form a larger sum
T win of a decimal
I ncludes a numerator and a denominator
O nly zero is restricted as a denominator
N umber involving integers as numerators or denominators

 
At 11/29/2005 8:12 PM, Blogger SAMUS said...

F ind the greatest common factor (GCF)
A number that evenly divides a given number
C holesky factorization
T rinomials are factorable
O ne of two or more numbers that multiply to give a third number
R ational coeificents must themselves be nonconstant polynomials with coeficents that are rational numbers

 
At 11/29/2005 9:04 PM, Blogger Mr. Kuropatwa said...

Uh, SAMUS? Do you know what a "cholesky factorization" is?

And that last one?

If you don't know what it means maybe you should redo C and R. ;-)

 
At 11/29/2005 9:09 PM, Blogger tim-Math-y said...

mr k.. who gets bonus so far?

 
At 11/29/2005 10:48 PM, Blogger SAMUS said...

C annot factor sum of squares
R ational numbers are used

Cholesky factorization has to do with a matrix that is like symmetric. And something else to do with some upper triangular matrix. It's named after Andre-Louis Cholesky. I looked it up in my math dictionary =).
I hope the new entries i put up are exceptable. If not, then I'll try to make up another one.

 
At 11/30/2005 4:34 PM, Blogger kimc said...

S -Solving questions is easier when you can simplify

I -Illuminates another way

M -Makes a problem easier to understand

P -Puts a question in perspective

L -Less difficult and complicated

I -Ideal to simplify before solving

F -Fundamental parts are reduced

Y -You can simplify x^2/x to just x

 
At 11/30/2005 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

augh. you bums! lol

 
At 11/30/2005 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you anonymous! Everyone took all the good stuff!

 
At 10/30/2006 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet man this is the best page ever....(im a math freak)lol

 

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