So, everyone is going to think that I am a nerd, but I don’t care. I am going to talk about it anyway. I am going to be teaching basic Algebra at co-op next year. I am excited about it, but I wanted to refresh my memory of Algebra over the summer. A friend of mine loaned me her Saxon Algebra 1 book. I wasn’t going to look at it for awhile, but I drug it out this afternoon. I started working my way through the lessons.

Ok, this is where the nerdy part comes in. Read on at your own risk. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

Well, I started working the lessons. I was having so much fun! I worked my way through about lesson 50 when I had to start dinner. Honestly, I didn’t want to stop. I worked on a couple more lessons during dinner. The kids didn’t need me; they were watching cartoons. Basic algebra is so much fun. I love manipulating the equations around. I love factoring. Exponents are cool. Trionomials are fun. FOIL is my friend. I can’t wait until I get to the quadratic equation and functions.

I will be honest. There were some things that I really had to review, but it was still fun. I am going to find an Algebra 2 book when I am done with this one.

So, now you know that I am a nerd. Fortunately, I know someone that is more nerdy (or is it nerdier?) than I am.

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Elaine

said:Well I sure wish we lived closer so that you could teach algebra to my son.

chocolatechic

said:Thank you for brushing up on your Algebra….makes the calls I make to you so much easier, knowing you are having such fun!!!

appliejuice

said:*insert roll eyes smilie here*

I am getting ready to do the same thing with Physical Science, but I am trying to wait until I have the new edition. 😀

Bekki

said:I say Nerds of the world unite!

I like math, not quite the same way you do though! Oddly enough, I always liked algebra, trig and the math in chemistry. (I love balancing chemical equations, though it’s been a long time since I did!)

But I don’t get so absorbed in it as you. I do that with books.

sumijoti

said:Yep, you win the ‘nerd of the year’ award, in my book! 😀 I liked Algebra up to a point. That would be the point where I stopped following what was going on and got hopelessly stuck. I can imagine it being fun…if you know what is going on. 🙂

chocolatechic

said:Thanks for the help today, my dear. We both appreciate it! :hug:

tressays

said:You are most welcome. I am not sure how much help I was. Let me know if I can help out again. 🙂

Melanie

said:Ugh, I can’t believe I am friends with such a nerdy mcnerdster. I also can’t imagine who on earth could be more nerdy (or is that nerdier?) than you are. You will have to introduce me to this nerd of all nerds sometime.

chocolatechic

said:I always considered Donna to be the queen nerd around here.

songbirdy

said:Oh how exciting! I always loved math… but not Logrithims. Those I hate. I actually enjoyed Statistical Analysis… but don’t remember a bit about that except the sigma sign!

I hope you have a blast teaching! I loved doing my tutoring, although the way that book jumped around often left me feeling very stupid!

Donna

said:8) I think it is cool that you are a nerd. I am impressed that you worked through 50 lessons in one sitting. 🙂

Melanie

said:Okay, you big nerd, when are you going to post again? Huh? Your fans are waiting. They are twiddling their thumbs. They are tapping their toes. They are looking up at the sky and wishing it would rain frogs so you’d have something to write about.

tressays

said:Hey Melanie, for some reason your comment struck me as extremely funny. LOL

I am thinking, thinking…I can’t think of anything! So frustrating!

gingerporter

said:Tressa…that is pretty cool that you like being a nerd…..but Math?

Okay…true nerds do math…you and Randy would hit it off…..I like math….but it must be on my terms.

So…who is nerdier than you?

moandma

said:I like your nerdiness Tressa! I think it is cool.