Thursday, May 28, 2015

Maths Presentations Week 6 Yr 8-1 and Yr 8-2

These are my last two tasks for this week, two presentations full with questions that are at a Yr 8 level. All the presentations are Division related so the questions all involved division, mainly long division. A new stragety was introduced to our maths class on how to solve long division. You will see lots of the questions in the first presentation with have the strategy format as the question, followed by word problems that involve long division. I really enjoyed these presentations because I learnt a new strategy and got to practise it a lot. Long division is definitely one of my strengths now because I can solve the questions so easily. 

Here is first presentation 1: Division Year 8-1

Here is the second presentation: Division Year 8-2

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Maths Task - Thinkboard

This is my second maths task for the week, it is a think board about a division question. The question was 467 ÷ 9 = ?? My answer was 51r8. I have a picture of how I solved the question and how I solved it written in one of the boxes. I wrote a word story about the question and created 10 other questions that are the same kind as 467 ÷ 9. I enjoyed this task and would like to do another one of these in the weeks to come. There will be another post on Maths either this week or next. 

Your challenge is to answer my questions and put your answers in a comment below. Remember some of them will have remainders. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Triangle Addition

This is my first Maths task for this week. We are learning to use our problem solving skills and knowledge of addition to make the given number at the top of the triangle. Our number was 3.518 and we had to find out what the numbers were added up. The bold numbers were already there and the non-bold numbers are the numbers that I put in for my answer. There will be something else to do with maths later on this week for everyone to see.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Maths Presentation - Word Problems Week 5

This is this week's maths presentation full of word problems. If you have been reading my blog, you will know that each week, I have a maths presentation that I complete and post up. This presentation has questions that my maths teacher found and adjusted the numbers for my maths level. 

I found this presentation quite challenging because it had questions with different components in them. Questions that require division, addition, fractions and decimals all in one! There will be another presentation next week as well. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Miss Peato Zeal Zone - Jordenne and Ana

This week in Zeal Zone, we were in Miss Peato's group learning about the training that the soldiers in WW1 did before they went to war. In this first activity, we had to create a slide with the equipment that soldiers had  with them when they went to war. I did this activity with one of my classmates, Jordenne. This is our last week in this round of Zeal Zone, I don't know what we are doing next week but I hope we carry on doing Zeal Zone in the same groups.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

First World War Mascots: Animals at War

In my Literacy group, we are learning to make inferences from pieces of text. The questions in this presentation are based on the information from the article, First World War - Mascots at War. Even though the text was written for people much younger than me, the questions that we had to answer were more detailed. After finishing this presentation, I think that I have become better at finding out what the text is actually saying and finding things in the text that have to do with my life.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mrs Tele'a Zeal Zone - ANZAC Biscuits

This week in Zeal Zone, we were in food with Mrs Tele'a. We were learning about how certain foods make us happy and how ANZAC biscuits lifted the morale of the soldiers. A cool fact that I found out was that it wasn't actually ANZAC biscuits that were sent to the soldiers, it was actually gingernuts. They didn't send ANZAC biscuits because the rolled oats would spoil before they got there. The biscuits got the name because people back home were making them at the time of WW1, not because they were sent. I really enjoyed our lesson this week and I am looking forward to next week.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Letter to Gustav Guttenbiel

This week during Literacy, we were given a task to write a letter back to one of 4 recipients that we watched on Tagata Pasifika. I chose Gustav Guttenbiel who was a Tongan-German who wanted to fight for the British Empire in WW2 but they wouldn't let him because he was German. He left his wife and children in Tonga when he was sent to be interned at Somes Island, a small island in the Wellington Harbour. Here is the video from Tagata Pasifika about his letter:

Here is my letter that I wrote to send to him if he was still alive.

Ana Crosser
103 Pt England Rd

Malo E Lelei Gustav,
I am writing this letter  to you, to share my thoughts and feelings  about the letter that you wrote to the NZ Government…

I have heard your story and I too agree that sending you to be interned was a great mistake. I think that it was unfair that you had to work hard and train till the day before the boat arrived, they should have let you go at the beginning of the training if they were going to send you to be interned anyway. I am so sorry that they have taken you away from your family and home when all you wanted to do was help defend the British Empire.

I want to thank you for volunteering to fight in the war even though you can’t, thank you for volunteering. If it weren’t for people like you, your home and my home wouldn’t be as it is now. I hope your letter is accepted so you can go home.

Yours Sincerely
Ana Crosser

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Multiplication + Division Maths Presentation

This is my Maths presentation for this week, it is based on Multiplication and Division. Again, they are question created by my maths teacher, Miss Clark. There will be another presentation next week. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Maths Presentation Wk 3 - Word Problems

This presentation is my maths task for Wk 3. Every week, Miss Clark creates a presentation for us to work out and post onto our blog. This week's presentation's theme was word problems. Also on my blog is Wk2 and Wk1 presentations. I found this week's presentation quite hard because the questions involved decimals, fractions, multiplication, division all in one question! 

Treaty of Waitangi - Extension Movie

This is a movie that Jordenne, Josephine and I made for a Extension project in Term 1. It is about the Treaty of Waitangi, the 3Ps and how they affect our everyday lives now even after 175 years. Our task was to create a DLO, either a Google Presentation or a Movie in a group of 2-3. My group chose to create a movie based on a news report to find out what the 3Ps are and how they affect people. We hope that this movie gives you lots of information about the Treaty Of Waitangi, The 3Ps and PES.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fractions and Percentages W2 Maths

This is my maths presentation for Week 2. It has questions about the WW1 made by my Maths teacher Miss Clark. As you can see by the title, all the questions are about fractions and percentages. There is a presentation from last week on my blog and there will be another one soon for this week.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Zeal Zone - Art Symbols

This week in Zeal Zone, we were in Art with Ms Tito. We had to find a symbol or create one to remember the soldiers who fought in the Wars, instead of having poppys, having our own symbol. I couldn't decide which one so you can let me know in the comments. :-)
I drew these flags to represent the Allies, they joined forces to protect their homes.  
I drew this cross and hat to commemorate the soldiers that sacrificed their lives for their country.
I drew this letter to represent all the letters that were sent back to New Zealand with the words, "Killed in Action"