Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about working backwards to find a given value.

Read: I think of a number,multiply it by 3 and the divide by 2. If the result is 18, what was the original number?

Clarifications: None

BIG Question: What was the original number?

Solution. We have to work backwards in this problem. Firstly, we have to times 18 by 2 which equals 36. Then we divide by 3 to get our answer, 12.

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On spellingcity, my theme for this week is greek prefixes. I have to list all the greek prefixes with their definition.

“ana” is a greek prefix meaning up.

“amph” is a greek prefix meaning two or both.

“anti” is a greek prefix meaning against.

“apo” is a greek prefix meaning away from.

“dia” is a greek prefix meaning accross.

“ec” is a greek prefix meaning out.

“en” is a greek prefix meaning in.

“epi” is a greek prefix meaning in addition to.

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In cass, we were told to write a six room poem. We had to go through various steps to write the poem. The steps are listed below.

- Rm 1 – IMAGE/PHOTOGRAPH – Think of something that is amazing, beautiful or interesting to you – close your eyes and visualise, describe it (don’t think of a poem)
- Rm 2 – LIGHT – Look at the same image, but write about the colours, how does it look? – light, dark, hazy, shiny
- Rm 3 – SOUND – what can you hear? Voices? Silence? Movement? Lonely? Peaceful?
- Rm 4 – do you have any questions about your image? What do you want to know more about? What do you wonder about?
- Rm 5 –what are your feelings?
- Rm 6 – Look over your previous rooms and ideas and choose a word, a line or a phrase that feels important and repeat it 3 times

After this we had the choice of dividing our poem with line breaks. Line breaks are just pauses throughout a poem or sentence. You can break up a line according to your natural breath, to emphasise a particular word or phrase, to create tension, or to change the piece of a poem.

Key: … = a line break

Here are my two poems.

Twinkling stars … pretty and big.

So many stars … shining … like diamonds … in the sky

I hear silence … silence louder than noise

What lies beneath … the twinkling lights?

I feel … serene … and calm

Stars … stars … stars

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Paris … the city of lights

Glistening colours … flashing from building … to building

Joyful chatters … excited about what’s to come

What is so exciting … about this very night?

I feel happy … but confused

I wonder … I wonder … I wonder …

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Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about working backwards to find a given value.

Read: I think of a number, add 15 and then divide by 4. If the result is 5, what was the original number?

Clarifications: None

BIG Question: What was the original number?

Solution. We have to work backwards in this problem. Firstly, we have to times 5 by 4 which equals 20. Then we subtract 15 to get our answer, 5.

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afrah3 on August 20th,2014

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Chocolate is a delicious product named as the food of the gods. Bust what goes in the chocolate to make it so delicious? Chocolate dates back to the time of ancient aztecs in central America. The discovered something called cocoa. Cocoa was mixed with water to create a special drink they called, xocolatl which was often drunk in religious ceremony. It was offered in churches to the god. Soon after, a Spanish explorer introduced the bitter tasting xocolatl to Spain. Eventually, a dutch many used the cocoa beans to create beautiful tasting chocolate.

Chocolate is made when the raw cocoa beans from all around the world are pealed and roasted with a special machine. They are then grinded into pure chocolate in its liquid form. Icing sugar and milk are then mixed with the cocoa mixture with the help of a machine. The product that comes out of the machine is gritty and need to be smoothed. Another machine does that job. After the chocolate is smoothed, with yet another machine, it is shaped into the form it needs to be in so that it is ready to packet up and sell to shops.

Chocolate is delicious, and I understand how it is made, but one question I still have is, how can cocoa, a bitter item, be transformed into a delicious product with only the help of milk and icing sugar?

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about working backwards to find a given value.

Read: I think of a number, divide it by 2 and then add 12. If the result is 20, what was the original number?

Clarifications: None

BIG Question: What was the original number?

Solution. We have to work backwards in this problem. Firstly, we have to minus 12 so that the answer is 8. Then we times 8 by 2 to get our answer, 16. To be sure, you can check if it makes sense.

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This week, my words were about prefixes and suffixes. I had to spot the suffix or prefix in each of my words and write down the definition of the suffix or prefix.

**anteroom **-** **The prefix of anteroom is ante meaning before.

**antebellum **has the same prefix.

**credential **- The suffix of credential is ial meaning meaning connected to.

**nebulous **- The suffix of nebulous is ous meaning characterized by. **nonadjustable **- The prefix of nonadjustable is non meaning the absence of. The suffix of nonadjustable is able meaning having the power of doing something.

**pseudonym **- The suffix of pseudonym is nym meaning an anonymous name.

**pandemonium **- The prefix of pandemonium is pan meaning all.

**orthopedics** - The prefix of orthopedics is ortho meaning straight.

**synchronize **- The suffix of synchronise is ize meaning to make or become.

**symphony **- The prefix of symphony is sym meaning united.

**vivacious **- The suffix of vivacious is cious meaning full of.

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

Read: Four consecutive numbers add up to 94. What are the four numbers?

Clarifications: None

BIG question: What are the four consecutive numbers?

Solution: Use trial and error to eventually find out the numbers are 22, 23, 24 and 25.

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afrah3 on August 6th,2014

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Predict: I predict that this sum is going to be about finding the values of a certain amount of values to get to a specific number.

Read: The sum of three whole consecutive numbers is 96. What are the three numbers?

Clarifications: None

BIG question: What are the three numbers?

Solution: The number we have to get to is 96 which is in the nineties. So we need three numbers that add up to ninety which is 30. Now that we have gotten to 90, we need three consecutive numbers adding up to six being 1,2 and 3. So we add the three sums to get our answer:

30 + 1 = 31

30 + 2 = 32

30 + 3 = 33

So those are our three consecutive numbers adding up to 96: 31, 32 and 33.

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afrah3 on July 30th,2014

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Aim: To successfully create an appealing and delicious chocolate cake.

Ingredients:

- 125 g butter, softened
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/2 cup milk

Method:

- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease the cake pan and line all the sides with baking paper.
- Beat the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Then stir in the flour, cocoa and powder. Stir until everything is combined.
- Spread the batter into the pan on top of the baking paper. Bake the cake for an hour and 10 minutes. Allow the cake to rest for ten minutes one baked. Then take the cake out of the oven and decorate it however you like so it is ready to serve.

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afrah3 on July 25th,2014

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