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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Student led

Last night I had my slc and it was at 7:15 I think I did really well with presenting my slc to my parents.
after I had finished my parents did not have many things they wanted to ask me so i think i did a pretty good job. Next i enjoyed sharing my maths test and my short story writing, it went really well because mum and dad said they think i'm getting better and my writing. The challenge's i faced while i was setting up my slc slide was putting my asttle tests in my slide. Next time in my slc i would change my reading and writing presentation.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Using a range of multiplicative strategies.


In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.




The strategies we have been learning are:


- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.


Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning.



My next step in my Maths Learning is…… Measurement use side or edge lengths to fined the perimeter and areas of rectangles parallelograms, and triangles and the volume of cuboids.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tech

At tech this week we were in cooking we made kumura and bacon muffins. They were bad because of the kumura that's why I didn't eat all of them. Next we did some book work on what we would change in a recipe and our group is going to make hokey pokey pinwheel scones.

In my group there was Monuique,Xanthe,Dom,Jackw and Myself.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

kapa haka

Last week in kapa haka the year 8 boys learnt how to use long rako for are kapa haka song ta huri huri. We are still practicing are transition for are song ta huri huri.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Reading follow up 2016


Year 7/8 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • you need to look at where you are on the map and where you want to go (paper map)
  • you can ask the GPS where to go and it will tell you how to get there(GPS)
  • you can watch your car on a map as you drive around so you know where you are and where you need to go before you get there
Who created “Senakairs?”?
Easy jet made the sneakairs  because he is a beast.
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  •  A built-in GPS will determine the wearer’s starting location while the Google Maps navigation tool will help chart the best route.  Whenever a change of direction is necessary, the app will communicate with the appropriate shoe via the Bluetooth and cause it to vibrate. For example, if the wearer needs to turn right, he/she will feel the sensation in the right shoe and vice versa. Should the user become engrossed in the surroundings and miss the turn, the smart shoes will both vibrate at the same time, alerting him/her to change course.
    Visitors that wander off the suggested path or decide to take a break for a cup of coffee or a meal have nothing to worry about. The smart app will automatically determine the new location and chart out a new route. Once the desired destination is reached, Sneakairs will vibrate three times to inform the user of the arrival and then go back to being ordinary shoes — Until their navigation services are needed again!
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • It helps them to get around because it tells them if they are lost
  • and it is like a GPS but much better 
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • They need to make them water proof shoes so the chip inside them is not going to get mugged off
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • smart flip flops 
  • smart boots 
  • smart car 
  • smart bike 
  • smart watch
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • hologram world map touch pad 2000
  • how is it not better than sneakairs its 10x better like 80%of the world would choose hologram world map touch pad 2000!


TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'