Algebra One | Teen Ink

Algebra One MAG

By Anonymous

   Remember all those rationals and irrationals, the ones we got confused?

I still get them wrong and I am not very amused.

Digits and decimals, too many D's

But wait until we start on those x, y, and z's.

Powers of 10 are expressed by exponents in many ways,

But, remember, there is only one and that is to have them raised.

Counting all those zeros makes me very crazy,

So use that scientific notation and don't be so lazy.

Collections of elements in sets are a breeze.

Elements follow a pattern just like 1, 2, and 3's.

A variable is a symbol like x which has 1 value, not 2.

If you put the right variable in an open sentence, the statement will be true.

Factoring numbers can be such a bore!

But, prime numbers are the best since the factors are only 1 and itself, and nothing more.

Basic axioms of algebra leave you in awe,

But not to understand them is one major flaw.

The most important axiom is the distributive one.

It's the one we used the most, but it wasn't that fun.

Reciprocals are the numbers that always do a flip upside down.

Inverses are very different and in their own special way they turn around.

Numbers and variables are jumbled disorderly,

Are called equations and are only solved algebraically

Solving inequalities can make you want to die,

But, there are only 3 choices: greater than, less than, or equal to, so there is no need to cry.

Polynomials can leave you in such a disarray,

But, just remember there are coefficients and constant terms and then you will be straightened out today.

Products of binomials can take you so long to do a few.

But, just skip the steps and use FOIL without a big to do.

Figuring out ordered pairs can leave you in such a mess.

But, if you remember the x-axis, y-axis, and origin, you'll do them with success.

Systems of linear equations can be solved in 4 different ways.

Substitution, addition method, determinants, and graphing with different rays.

The slope always equals rise over run.

If you remember this you'll always get those problems done.

Quotients of 2 polynomials are called Rational Algebraic Expression.

If you don't reduce them fully they will leave you in a great big depression.

Square roots and cubic roots leave me very puzzled, But the index and radicand leave me troubled.

Square-free integers can't be broken down anymore.

They are like 2, 3, and 5, but never integers like 16 or 4.

There are many other rules, guidelines and steps to Algebra 1

But, we still have Geometry, Algebra 2 and Analysis to continue the fun!!!

Similar Articles


This article has 167 comments.

AeM GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2018 at 11:14 pm
AeM GOLD, Gainesville, Florida
11 articles 5 photos 39 comments
Hey, this is really good! It's funny :D If anyone down here in the comment section has the time, could you please take a look at my poetry, particularly the poem titled "This is Our USA"? That would really mean a lot

on Dec. 19 2017 at 12:58 pm
Dandelion14 GOLD, Houston, Texas
11 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”
― Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

I had an algebra 1 final today and this made me laugh. This is great!

this really is an amazing poem

Lyla bug said...
on Mar. 21 2016 at 9:59 pm
I think gay marrage should be legal because it incrases the amount of adoptions for foster kids

on Nov. 10 2015 at 2:07 pm
diamoner BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
The poem delighted me even though it talks about the struggles in the class it also informs you about algebra 1. The way you had the your idea from hardest to easiest was a good way to organize it. “Basic axioms of algebra leave you in awe” was easy to relate with because the problems were easy,```````````````` \] and it was like a break.

on Sep. 5 2015 at 9:51 pm
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
615 articles 1 photo 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare

And Trigonometry :)

on Jun. 9 2015 at 4:58 pm
Richcoca PLATINUM, Canoga Park, California
44 articles 5 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
Make as many as mistakes as you want, just don't make the same mistake.

"But, we still have Geometry (check), Algebra 2 (check)," and Math Analysis as well as Calculus A/B/C to continue the fun!!! And don'f forget AP Stats

on Jan. 28 2015 at 12:18 pm
HafsaAhmed PLATINUM, Karachi, Other
22 articles 2 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't believe in angry arguments , I believe in silent revenge.

Revenge doesn't merely means hurting others, it sometimes mean being a better person than you were yesterday.

i loveee mathsss

qanitah_elf said...
on Jan. 6 2015 at 7:38 pm
qanitah_elf, Seattle, Washington
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
I really like this poem! It really makes you think, and I can relate to this poem so well since I've taken Algebra. I really love the rhyme scheme as well :) Awesome job!!!!

on Nov. 23 2014 at 3:54 am
Enigmapleet BRONZE, Calicut,kerala, Other
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Believe in yourself.........

COOL like MATHS........  

on Oct. 10 2014 at 10:18 pm
beAWESOMEstayAWESOME BRONZE, New York City, New York
3 articles 0 photos 133 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Work hard in silence and let your accomplishments make the noise."

I have no other word for this but this was AAAAMAAAAZIIIIIINNNNGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Sep. 18 2014 at 1:56 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wow. This is amazing. It's just absolutely, wonderful. I love it. It really makes a person think and whirl in its head. I love it, a lot. It just made me think, a lot. You really have a talent and greatness in you; and I hope you know that. Thank you for sharing this. ^_^ You are a talented and wonderful and amazing writer and person. Congrats on having this published. ^_^ You deserve it. Thanks again.

on Apr. 17 2014 at 1:21 pm
GhostMatrix SILVER, Bradenton, Florida
6 articles 3 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Each Day To The Fullest. -Quote From Somewhere Else-

I'm Whatever You Want Me To Be - My Quote -

I liked it.     It made me acually want to do math.     I'm gonna use this on my next Test.         Good Work.         Keep Writing.

on Mar. 26 2014 at 12:15 am
TheOceansBlackBird SILVER, Richmond, California
9 articles 14 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
One persons craziness is another persons reality
-Tim Burton

and then there's this one

The rhythm was a little off at times but I actually found this poems mathpart really helpful! Everything you said sort of made my brain want to explode but i actually kind of liked it...nice.

on Feb. 10 2014 at 12:15 am
francheskas SILVER, San Diego, California
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin

haha This really made me laugh

on Dec. 28 2013 at 2:22 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
19 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

Ah! Just reading this makes my brain want to explode! Haha, great job! ;)

on Dec. 28 2013 at 2:15 pm
Savannainthesky GOLD, West Suffield, Connecticut
11 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It may have been in pieces.. but I gave you the best of me"-Jim Morrison(the doors)

I really enjoyed this mainly because I HATE math and this made me laugh:)  Also I love the rhyming. Keep up the writing!!X

on Sep. 9 2013 at 8:01 am
Rubythegem PLATINUM, Fayetteville, Arkansas
31 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."

This is a good poem...I know how u feel. Alg 1 is some hard stuff. :) Please check out my first ever poem submitted on teenink! It's called 20-20.

on Jul. 27 2013 at 10:36 am
Isibeal19 PLATINUM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
26 articles 12 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
*Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.*

This is so cool! I'm in Algebra 1 next!!

on May. 22 2013 at 2:39 pm
JeremiahSamuelTemple BRONZE, Monroe, Louisiana
1 article 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Besides being Great, You must surely wait until calculus's fun It is so much better than detestable algebra one.