Tuesday, 22 September 2015

News Report Tic Tac Toe

Description: For my summarizing Tic Tac Toe, I chose to do "News Report". You probably know what a news report is but basically it's when news reporters make a summary of a report. I had to make a News Report about an article by summarizing.


Big Idea:  
The article I had to summarize was an article about NZ getting a new dollar note design. 
Here is my report. The link to the article will be listed below.

September 2nd 2015, Kiwi Kids News have revealed an exciting report. The $5 and $10 notes will be revealing a new NZ design in mid October. The new design will feature brighter colours but don't worry, the famous faces and the floral design will be left unchanged. The $20, $50 and the $100 note will likely be changed in April 2016.

Link to article: (coming soon due to internet problems)

Monday, 7 September 2015

Pae Tamariki Reflection Term 3 2015

Description: This term Kapa Haka went to perform at Pae Tamariki. Pae Tamariki is an annual maori event shared with primary and intermediate schools. It's a celebration of maori tradition but showing it in maori haka and dance. Pae tamariki was celebrated on the 31st July 2015.


Big Idea: At Pae Tamariki, I felt... Scared to comfront everyone in the audience.

I felt most proud of… smiling proudly no matter how nervous I was.

I found folowing the actions challenging because… everyone was sometimes swaying their arms different ways so that confused.

I managed this challenge by…. remembering the correct movements and sticking to my instincts.

At Kapa Haka, I next want to.. Practising memorising the correct actions instead of embarssing myself by accidentally doing the wrongs movement.

I think you have done a great job and tryed your best, for your next goal at your
next peformance you could try and do the moves correctly and be more confident. Grace.S (/o-o)/ **

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Maths Portfolio Sample

Description:  In maths we have been learning about multiplication and division. We have been practising the folowing strategies with Troy to help us: S (Spliting), R/C (Rounding Compensating), PLAT (Proportional Adjustment), KF (Known Facts) and PVP (Place Value Partitioning).


Big Idea: My goal in maths is PLAT. (Proportional Adjustment) PLAT is basically working out multiplication facts using doubling and halving AND tripling and thirding. For example: 12 x 5. If  we were using doubling and halving we would halve 12 and double 5. That would be 6 x 10. That makes it easier and we get the answer 60. For the first question we had to use 2 strategies. One of the strategies I used was PLAT. The other strategie was KNOWN FACTS. Known facts is basically working your way up to the answer using facts that you know. For example 32 + 32. 30+ 30 = 60. 2 + 2 = 4. 60 + 2 = 62. Next is R/C (Rounding and Compensating) For example: 5x19. First we round 19 to 20. 5x 20 = 100. 100 -5 =95

Evaluation: I think I have done well in using my strategy effectively. I believe I have proven my understanding in using PLAT. I think I might need to work on using R/C because I rarely use this strategy  in my learning but instead use algorithm or PVP or even PLAT. 

Feedback/ FeedForward: You have done a good job at explaining your strategy. I like the way that you have presented your learning I learnt lots from it.
Next time you could try to add more stratigies to your brain and remember how they are all used!