Thursday, 17 August 2017

Pals (Excellence week 4, blog post 11)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We did Jump Jam in the hall. The big screen wouldn't turn on so I held a game of Simon says while we waited for it to turn on. I showed Community by giving up my lunch time to make sure the little kids had something to do.

Technology (Excellence week 4, blog post 10)

Today the year 7/8s had technology at Lincoln. It was the start of our new pentad, this pentad I'm now doing cooking. Today in cooking we made hotdog traps. They tasty delicious. I showed respect by listening to the steps and the teacher.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Home Learning Challenge (Excellence week 3, blog post 9)

Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Hillary was born in Auckland New Zealand in July 1919. He was a famous mountaineer in New Zealand. In 1953 he went Nepal and set up base camp on the bottom of Mt Everest. Him and several other mountaineers with their Sherpa's, Sir Ed's Sherpa was Tenzing. They set out on 28th of May, their Sherpa's carried 15KG packs to the summit of Mt Everest.

They only spent 15 minutes on the top. Once at the bottom the Queen gave him the coronation medal and knighted him.

Hillary climbed 10 other peaks in the Himalayas and reached the south pole on a trans-antarctic expedition his group was the first to reach the pole using motor vehicles.

In 2008 he died at the age of 88

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Pals (Excellence week 3, blog post 8)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We couldn't find the sound box so we went to the hall and played octopus until Mr Muller came over with it. I showed active thinking by being flexible by changing it up so the little kids wouldn't get bored while waiting.

Technology (Excellence week 3, blog post 7)

Today the yr 7/8s had Technology at Lincoln Primary. This pentad I'm doing design, it was our last time doing design because next pentad were doing cooking. Today I got my 3D printed design. I made a turtle and a key ring. At Chinese we learnt how to say dates and we did a test I got 10/10.  I showed respect by listening to the Chinese teachers.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Technology (Excellence week 2, blog post 6)

Today the yr 7/8s had Technology at Lincoln Primary. This pentad I'm doing design. Today I made a new basketball because my one last week broke. I also got my hair tie and sewed bells onto it, so when ever my head shakes you hear bells. In Chinese we learnt birthday months and how to sing happy birthday. I showed respect by listening to the Chinese teachers.

Pals (Excellence week 2, blog post 5)

Today Maddy L and I had PALs. We had to swap days because this term I have to got to Te Hapua on a Friday. We did Jump Jam but the laptop wasn't working so me and Maddy were flexible and started a game of Simon says while we waited for Jump Jam to load. I showed active thinking by being flexible by changing it up so the little kids would'nt get bored while waiting.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Multiplicative Strategies

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers


I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions




The escape


A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:


  • Laser One = every 3 minutes
  • Laser Two = every 2 minutes
  • Laser Three = every 5 minutes  
  • Laser Four = every 4 minutes  
  • Laser Five = every 1 minutes


The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.


Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off?
Yes

If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One?
3 minutes

How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm? 21 minutes

L1
3
6
9
12
15
18
L2
2
4
6
8
10
12
L3
5
10
15
20
25
30
L4
4
8
12
16
20
24
L5
1
2
3
4
5
6

L1
3 minutes
L2
4 minutes
L3
5 minutes
L4
8 minutes
L5
1 minute
=21 minutes