Thursday, 6 April 2017

Fraction Word Problems

WALT: Finish the follow up activity.

Our task was to...

  1. Make sure you read the questions in full before attempting to answer them.
  2. Highlight the important parts of the question.
  3. Make sure you show all working.
I did all of this. Some may be wrong but I really did try my best. I found the question on slide number four. How I solved it was by...
Taking the information and using it. Like this;

This would have been really helpful if we had a presentation this week. But I've already finished it and now I just needed to post this.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Extension trip to Hidden Figures

WALT: Write a review or reflection about school trips right after they have happened.

On the 8th of March the year 7 & 8 Extension group went to see Hidden Figures. We went because one of our teacher's sister, paid for our trip (Mr Vogt is the teacher). That week I learnt that back then in the 60's mathematician were called computers. I also learnt when the first computer had help from Dorothy Vaughan. It was called IBM. The extension group is very thankful for that great day so thank you to Mr Vogt's sister. Here's a brief explanation of the movie. It's about three incredible women who work for NASA. They all helped astronauts go to space. 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Why do we need to drink water?

WALT: Use the' Title-Introduction-Information-Conclusion (TIIC) structure to write an explanation.  

Image result for glass of waterWhy do we need to drink water?  I ask myself that question all the time. Then I answer that question with… to keep hydrated.  But that isn’t the only answer.  I’m gonna tell you about how drinking water can help you.

Image result for Water cleaning stuffKeeping hydrated is one of the number one things of drinking water. When you’re dehydrated you lose fluids.  You could lose those fluids from diarrhea, vomiting, sweating or exercise.  Headaches can bug you and can be painful.  With water, headaches can be prevented and cured with water.

Image result for Water cleaning stuffWater is so helpful for everything; from washing cars to have a relaxing time in the pool.  We know that we use water to wash off dirt on the outside of our bodies. But did you know that is can also clean the inside of our bodies. Water cleanses the toxins and digestive systems. When you're choking and drink a glass, the choking stops. That is because it goes through your mouth and to where the choking is happening. It pushes the food down into your stomach.

Don’t take water for granted. There are places in the world where water is hard to get. If you have great supply of water, use it wisely.

This writing was from many weeks ago but here it is now. It took a while for me to get it done but its here now. I learnt that when writing a explanation is that you need TIIC. That means Title, Introduction, Information and Conclusion.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Sentence Types

WALT: Use different types of sentences in our writing.

This week in writing, we are learning to write an explanation. As well as that we learnt to write different sentences. The ones we learnt are... simple sentences, compound sentences and complex sentences. Once we write, I can't wait to write these sort of sentences.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Multiplication Pyramid

WALT: Practise our multiplication.

This week we had a follow up activity. We had to multiply the bottom row then work our way up. I found this very fun. My friends and I had fun trying to work it out the fastest. The top number took a while to found out. 

Solving Fraction Problems

WALT: Order fractions with different denominators.

This week in maths, we learnt about fractions. We learnt how to find out which fraction is larger with different denominators. When I first started I had a bit of trouble finding the right way to solve the questions. Once I had a bit of help, I got the answers straight away. This is our strategy... 
Which fraction is bigger, 6/8 or 3/5. First we multiply the denominators to get the whole number(denominator). Like this:
5 x 8=40
Next we divide the 40 by the denominators by the original denominators. Like this:
40 / 5=8
40 / 8=5
Finally we multiply these numbers by the original numerators. Like this:
8 x 3=24
5 x 6=30
So in the end it should look like this.
30/40 > 24/40.  

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Number Knowledge Review

WALT: Use our new number knowledge to solve equations.

This week in maths, we had a warm up activity to test our skill in maths. I found this very helpful because now my mind is refresh and I can do the actual presentation. When I do it, I have to remember that... 
When changing a mixed fraction into a improper fraction, I multiply the denominator by the whole number. Next I add the answer with the left over fractions. Once I've done that, I'm are finish.