Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blog post title: Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: reading my writing to my parents

What went well and why? my writing because my parents enjoyed it

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? Finishing it ontime.

What changes would you make for next time and why? nothing because it went well.

Monday, 27 June 2016

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

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. 7-D.1 Write multiplication expressions using exponents

Monday, 6 June 2016

reading follow up

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Year 9/10: I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Name of Text: Underground Explorers

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Void: an empty space or vacuum.

Fluorescent: able to give off visible light after being exposed to a source of heat, light, or other form of energy

Vulnerable: able to be hurt or injured

Interconnected: to connect or cause to be connected one to the other or others.

Seldom: not often; rarely.

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Example/Non Example
Is a void messy? Why or why not?
No because it is not messy.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Bright orange because it is easily visible when light is on it
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because elderly's reflexes are slower
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
A vine because it is coming out of itself
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
The olympics  because it does not happen As much.

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Word Associations
The plants in the garden are die during a frost
There were lots of different paths that joined each other
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.
We are still exploring  outer space.
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
Bikers won’t be as vulnerable
A cave because there might be a big drop and be interconnected.

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
A car crash when i was going to the west coast 2014 for the buller gorge and it happened in the gorge so far away from the hospital.