Friday, August 30, 2013

My Son is Naughty!

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Lisia and I made a film from the question (below) we had to answer. I was chosen to explain how we worked it out and solved it.

My Son is Naughty
Jack and Ray were at the rugby. Ray’s team was winning 
so Jack decided to give Ray a problem to deflate his ego a 
bit. So Jack said “Did you know that today is my three 
sons’ birthday?” “How old are they?” Ray asked taking 
the bite. “I’ll give you a hint. The product of their ages is 
36 and the sum of their ages is 13,” Jack replied. “That’s 
no help,” said Ray. So Jack weakened and gave him 
another clue. “O.K. My youngest son is very naughty.”
“Nothing to it,” exclaimed Ray and he told Jack the 
correct ages of his sons. 
How did Ray figure out the correct answer and what are 
Jack’s sons’ ages?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

How many Mermaids are in the Rock Pool?

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We were given a task to find how many of each creatures there were from the question we had to answer. Mermaids, Octopus and Fishes were having fun in the rock pool. So there were 38 arms, 24 eyes and 8 tails.  We first started by using the easiest body part which were the eyes. We had to answer the question of how many Mermaids that were in the rock pool.  Each creature had 2 eyes so we divided 24 by 2 which was 12 so we now know that there were 12 creatures all together. Next we started which the tails. There were 8 tails and 2 of the creatures which were mermaids and fish with them. Now we know that there are only 8 creatures with tails and obviously octopuses don’t have tails so there is 4 Octopuses because there were 4 left from the 12. But to make us sure that there were 4 Octopuses, we next used the arms as part of our second body part. Octopus have 8 arms so we used 8 (Octopuses) times 4 which was 32 and 38-32 equal 6. Fish don’t have arms and of course Mermaid’s do so we divided 6 by 2 which was 3. So far we’ve got 4 Octopus and 3 Mermaids which also answers the question of how many Mermaids there were. Still, we’ve got 5 more tails which is for the fishes because three of the tails have been subtracted and used for the Mermaid. 3 Mermaids and 5 more tails meaning there were 5 fishes.
So 5 (fishes) + 3 (mermaids) + 4 (Octopus) = 12
Zion was chosen to explain it for our group.
The picture above shows our plan on paper with the different ideas.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Maths Problem Solving - Hosannah, Max and Zion

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Miss King put us into groups of 3's. We were all in different maths group with different solving abilities. Each person was to explain how they worked this maths problem out:

This was my equation:
At the Pizza Place there were 3 tables with the same size. And at the Chicken 'N' Chips there were 4 tables with the same size and also the same tables with the ones at Pizza Place. The Chicken 'N' Chips food store had 24 seats. So the question was, how many seats would be at the Pizza Place?
This was how I worked it out:
So there are 24 seats at Chicken 'N' Chips with 4 tables. I divided 4 by 24 which was 6 so that means that 6 people were to sit at each table. But at the Pizza Place, it was one table less so I took away 1/4 of 24 and it made 18. Taking away 1/4 is the same as taking away 6 to equal to 18 a.k.a, 3 tables.
So the answer was 18.

Question 2:
One hour later, 1/3 of the seats at Chicken 'N' Chips was empty and 1/2 of the seats at the Pizza Place were empty. So if there were 18 people who wanted to go out, how many would not be able to sit down?
I took away one 1/3 of 24 which made 8 and 1/2 of 18 which was 9. So all I needed to do was add the 9 and 8 which was 17. But there were 18 people who needed to go out so the answer is 1 because 17 is '1' less than 18.
Miss King chose Max from our group to explain the questions and how he solved them in his own words.

Rosa Parks - First Black Woman to Stand up to Civil Rights!

My inspiration lately has been 'Rosa Parks.' She was the first ever woman with colored skin to stand up to human rights and here is how she made history (you could also watch this video above to give you more ideas.)

On the 1st December, 1955, Mrs Parks was waiting at the bus stop after a stressful day at work. With having to work hard but getting paid very few, Rosa couldn't bare to keep her eyes wide open. Finally, the bus arrived to take her home. Stepping into the bus with excitement to arrive home, Parks gave her money to the driver which was found as a follower of the law of segregation.

After Rosa sat down, a new white passenger boarded on that same bus. The bus driver had asked all the people whom were 4 seats away from the white seats to give up their seats. But Rosa had made a change by refusing to stand up and move.

Her interest in civil rights had been active in history. Sooner or later, she was sentence to prison.

After every black person had heard about this shocking story, they organized a boycott. All the black people in the town of Montgomery, U.S of Alabama where Rosa lived did not board on buses and lasted up to 381 days. Since African Americans made up about 75 percent of the riders in Montgomery, the boycott posed a serious economic threat to the company and a social threat to white rules in the city. A group named the Montgomery Improvement Association, composed of local activists and ministers, organized the boycott. 

Martin Luther King. Jr, a new baptist minister in the town of Montgomery was known as the leader for the African American boycott. This is what I call, 'temptations for the law of segregation to be changed.'

Sometime later, the buses were integrated meaning that black passengers could sit anywhere in the bus. Rosa Parks had made history by standing up to civil rights and for fighting for her people.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


While sprinting the first part of the course, I knew that I should’ve kept at a certain pace. Slipping and jizzling near the corner of the rugby field, the mud puddles started to annoy me. Oh, I forgot to tell you that it was the day of our school cross country and all the Pt Englander’s from years 1-8 had to compete. It was a sunny day and people were filled with joy and laughter. Whereas those who were complaining tried to act as if they were sick. Our school house colours and house captains were:
Te Arawa - Jay’lee.N + Kingston.L..... Helpers- Myself, Tui.S, Alex.T, Mateo.T and Waata!
Mataatua - Alexandria.J + James.T
Takitimu - Jesiah.T + Mary.I
Tainui - Carlos.S + Hueloata.T
I was actually feeling confident to run the cross-country because it didn’t seem to look long after our fun run completion last term. Anyway, back to running. Not even 20 seconds into the running and I felt reeeaaalllyyy TIRED! I was out of breath but kept going. That showed that I was using our school logo which is, “Strive to Succeed!” Even though I wanted to stop really bad, I set a stopping point which was where Miss King and Ms Walters were standing. ‘Not bad’ I had thought. “Go Hosannah!!” I heard Miss King supporting me for temptation to do my very best. I ran to her like a rugby player scurrying towards the opposition. As I stopped after Miss King and Ms Walters, I saw Kingston and company approximately 25 seconds ahead of me. Aching thighs had affected me big time but my goal was to not give up. Behind me was Jordin and he was doing really well.

Running past the teachers and service academy has been a big encouragement throughout the run. Thinking that we were to run three laps, I was relieved when I heard Miss King telling me that there is only one more lap until I am completed.

C’mon!!........... That was how bad I couldn't wait for until completion. After I jogged past the school for the last time, I squished my feet into the mud which had splattered all over my feet and clothes. As I zig zagged past the watery mud, my legs felt hydrated if thats what people call it. As I saw a lot of people running past the finish line, I had wished for the first time that my ability was similar to theirs.

Soaring past the teachers, I had noticed the finish line up top. Feeling excited to finish the cross country for 2013, I sprinted up at the pace I wished I could’ve for the whole course.

Realizing that school had finished and that everyone had already left the hard court, it didn’t seem to feel like I was in good position but I was still happy that I had finished and there is no more worrying. YAY!!! I have completed the CROSS COUNTRY!

Thanks to all those who had been encouraging our school and for supporting us in our fun run. It was also fun to take part in leading and representing our house colour, “TE ARAWA!”

Monday, August 19, 2013

H.E.G.T 'Winner!' Movie

In our creative strand rotation, our task was to create a movie in groups of 3-5 about songs about
 'love.' My friend and I completed our task here is our movie. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Graph 3 - "Liquid Temperature Increases!"

This shows the liquid increasing into temperature! Hotter and hotter.
Starts at 5˚
10 mins - 26˚
20 mins - 45˚
30 mins - 62˚
40 mins - 74˚
50 mins - 80˚
60 mins - 85˚

Graph 2 - "Weight Gain!"

My second line graph is how much Bob gains weight each month.

January - 49kg
February - 54kg
March - 61kg
April - 68kg
May - 72kg

Graph 1 - "The Decrease of Sarah's Car Price!"

We were given a task to make line graphs from three different subjects. My first line graph is about how much Sarah's car is worth each year! Hope you like my graph.
2001 - $ 24,000
2002 - $ 22, 500
2003 - $ 18, 700
2004 - $ 17, 500
2005 - $ 14, 200
2006 - $ 10, 000
2007 - $ 5, 800