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100 Word Challenge Week 28

I sauntered home relaxed knowing that I had vacation. It turned out that vacation wasn’t until next week. I worked on my project which was due next term for three days straight until I received an email form my teacher saying that vacation was next week. It turned out that my project was due that day. I still had not finished. I was so worried. I had all eyes on me. “B-but,” I muttered. “But I thought I had enough time!” [...]

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 8 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about using trial and error to find a pattern.

Read: Enter numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the sum of the numbers at each end.

MATHS MATE !

 

Clarifications: None

BIG question: What numbers go in the circles?

Solution: This is just a matter of trial and error.

Your answer should end up as :

MATHS MATE !!

The Road to Federation Timeline

The Road to Federation Timeline

In class, we have been learning about the road to federation and the different types of government. We have been doing different activities and some people have been assigned a road to federation mini project. Moving on, we also had to gather some key dates which helped Australia become one nation. Afterwards, we created a timeline on a website called timetoast as shown above.

100 Word Challenge Week 27

Traipsing through the snow, rambling through forests and drifting along scenic views, to do the job of a night zoo keeper. Protecting animals all through the night, going on vast adventures and risking your life to try and save others. Go into forbidden lands, shoot down monsters and  slash through ice jungles. Stay up all night to keep the secret of the night zoo. I’d help any animal in need, if only I were the night zoo keeper.

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Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 7 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about finding a pattern.

Read: Draw the missing figure.

Photo MM

 

 

Clarifications: None

Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox:

  • Have I seen a similar problem before?
  • Look for a pattern or rule
  • Draw a diagram

Big question: What is the missing figure?

Solution: In every row, one body is square, one body is a triangle and the other is round. In every row, one figures hands goes up, one figures hand s go down and one figure’s hands go straight.Therefore, this is your answer.

Photo MM cont.

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 6 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about adding numbers to get certain numbers.

Read: Enter numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the sum of numbers at each end.

 

Math Mate

Clarifications: None

Mathematician’s Strategy Toolbox:

  • Trial and Error
  • Guess Check and Improve
  • Write a sum or number sentence
  • Draw a Diagram

BIG question: What numbers go in the spaces?

Solution: Do trial and error. It eventually works.

Math Mate continued

 

100 Word Challenge Week 26

Tweet! The birds sing their night time song

I haven’t heard anything so beautiful in so long

The sun slowly makes its way down

I look at it and all around

Soon the sky darkens

I feel sharp wind on my contact lens

The stars twinkle brightly as I look up in awe

I feel so comfortable, and look to see my sore

To my amaze, it healed thanks to night time magic

My stomach churns and suddenly I start to feel sick

Then slowly the pain goes away…

Look up. Can you see [...]

 

Problem Pictures

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about finding certain amounts of compartments and jelly beans.

Read: Jelly Beans

Clarifications: None

Mathematicians Strategy Toolbox:

  • Write a sum or number sentence
  • Break problem into manageable parts

BIG questions:

  • How many different flavors are there in the box?
  • How many beans are there altogether?
  • Is this possible?

Solution:

There are 36 compartments as you can count. 36 times 12 will give you the amount of jelly beans. There are 36 flavors because there is a different flavor in each compartment. It is possible because you can do 4 by 10.

 

 

 

Crimea – Russian or Ukrainian

There has been  a majoring crisis in Ukraine, in the province of Crimea. Russians are  attacking to ‘save’ Crimea and to bring it to Russia. Crimea was once part of Russia. A majority living in that province know how to speak Russian. A referendum will be held in Crimea about who wants to go to Russia, or stay in Ukraine. A majority want to be a part of Russia as they have grown up there and have learnt to speak that language. Russian flags are already starting to be hung up around places of Crimea. Although, many are anxious about what the referendum might lead to. People are protesting against war to save their lives. Even young children too young to vote are protesting to have their say.

100 Word Challenge Week #25 [But when she lifted the lid...]

Midnight. The devious vulture rolled onto the scorching hot sand leaving a trail of thick, red blood behind her. The trees rustled violently as the breeze whooshed madly rocking the vulture rapidly side to side. A looming shadow limped through the broad hedges of fading green looking for its prey. It spotted the vulture and blundered towards it. The vulture could not run and had no other choice than to die. The shadow picked it up and spotted a coffin-like box under its wing. But when it opened the blood-covered lid, the shadow’s piercing screams weren’t ever heard again.