Monday, 22 May 2017

WALT: relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns- Maths

WALT: relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.
          
Assessment Task: A car rental business has two rental schemes, red and blue for rentals up to ten days. These schemes are advertised in their brochures with this graph.
Use the following information to work out how many days of rental would carry the same total cost on either the blue or the red scheme (show your working).
  • The area under the graph gives the total cost of renting.
  • The schemes each follow a linear pattern, cutting the vertical axis at 120 and 170.
  • Both blue and red schemes cost $110 on the 4th day of rental.
Red is 8 days and Blue is 7 days. 890

Friday, 12 May 2017

Excellence 2017 House Captain #1

On Tuesday we had the Kauri cross country. The house captains had to run games, help get classes to westlake park, and cheer people on as they ran around the course. In the morning we had to get the gear for our game. Amelia and I were running French Cricket for the year 4's, so we got some bats and balls to carry down to the event. On the way to Westlake we all had to wear bright orange vests. We split up among the line of student and walked down with them. We all helped with running each others games, and cheering runners on. In my event I came 5th.

While we were there, we showed leadership by helping people, cheering them on, and also by running our game. I showed Community by encouraging people, and Active Thinking when I was running my game.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 Book Review

The Novice
By Taran Matharu

This book is about a boy called Fletcher, who is found outside a village as a baby. A blacksmith takes him in and raises him. He is eventually given a book by a solider, who came into the village on market day to sell things from the war. He summons a demon, and eventually makes it to a school for summoner like himself. I really enjoyed this book, it is suspenseful and very interesting. I would rate it at a 9/10.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favourite topic was The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan because we got to make a submission to the council about what we would like to happen there and also learn about what the Regeneration plan is.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are:
  • Year 9/10
As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel …


I found this novel exciting because it is the kind of book I like to read and you didn't always know what would happen; some times the plot would surprise you.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers (delete the ones that are not appropriate)
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Maths - Generalise the properties of operations with fractional numbers and integers

WALT:  Generalise the properties of operations with fractional numbers and integers.
Something I found challenging was the ixl task Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers.
Something I learnt was how to divide fractions, you flip the second fraction around.

Links:
Modelling Book
Extended Abstract Task
Compare and Contrast Map