Thursday, 19 June 2014

Maths Activities

Show how you solve these problems.

Addition and Subtraction
1. 23.5 - 16.9 = 6.6                    2. 17.3 - 5.985 = 13.315
3. 128.1 - 76.075 = 52.025           4. 45.05 + 59.188 =  104.238

Multiplication and Division
5. 28 x 12 =336               6. 39 x 14 = 546
7. 96 ÷ 4 =24                                                        8. 91 ÷ 7 = 13

9. How many litres of drink concentrate does Shari need to mix into her 5 litre container? The instructions say she needs .125 litres of concentrate per litre of water.
0.25 Litres
10. Tom is sewing shirts for his team. Each shirt takes .26 m of material that is 1.2m wide. How many can he sew if he has 6m of this material?

11. ½ of ¼ = 0.125                                         12. ⅓ of ¼ = 0.833333333

13. There are 75 cars. ⅗ of them are blue. How many are not blue?
45 are not blue
14. There are ¼ of the  children in the club haven’t paid their netball fees. The other 60 children have paid. How many are in the club?
20 people in the club
15. After Rama cut up the pizzas there were 24/8. How many whole pizzas did he have?
4 whole pizzas

Triangle Addition

This is my Triangle Addition

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Maths Task Thinkboard

This is my think board. The question is 732 - 257? On my think board it shows A diagram to show my think board, the strategy that I used to solve it, a word story problem that I have written by my-self and 10 other similar questions. I completed this with Quziyah. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Kiwi Kids W7 Task #1 Reading

Kiwi Kids News - Week 7
1. A trust has been launched to oversea an important New Zealand anniversary in 2019. What will New Zealand be celebrating? a. 150 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ b. 250 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ c. 350 years since Captain Cook landed in NZ
2. Who did Brazil play in their opening game of the World Cup? • a. England • b. Chile c. Croatia
3. What caused the Auckland Harbour bridge to be temporarily closed last week?a. high winds affecting traffic • b. repair work • c. road workers protesting against a wage decrease
4. At which venue is the national Fieldays agricultural show held each year? • a. Claudelands Showgrounds • b. Mystery Creek c. the Hamilton Rose Gardens
5. In which country was the main airport attacked by terrorists? • a. India b. Pakistan • c. Egypt
6. Why has Dan Carter been in the news recently?a. he is returning to NZ rugby • b. he has announced he will be playing for a rugby club in Japan this season • c. he is planning to switch the position he plays in

7. Why has the head boy at Marlborough Boys College been hailed as a hero? •a. he dragged a women from a burning house •b. he has donated a kidney to a fellow student c. he helped rescue a girl who was being swept down a swollen river

8. What is the main language spoken on the island of Santorini?Greek9. What is the name of New Zealand’s base in Antarctica that is getting a $3.9 million refurbishment? • a. Hillary Base b. Scott Base • c. Kiwi Base
10.True or false, after being found guilty of filing a false donations declaration John Banks has resigned as an MP?True11.Why has Wellington’s version of the “Hollywood” sign been given a revamp? a. it was damaged in high winds • b. it has been painted a different colour after motorists complained it was too distracting • c. the W has been changed to a V to promote a new movie
12.How much money is Kim Dotcom offering as a reward for anyone who can provide information that will help his court case? • a. $500,000 b. $5 million c. $10 million
13.True or false, Christchurch has announced it will no longer fund the Ellerslie Flower  Show?True 14.Why was the Solomon Islands in the news last week? •a. an outbreak of diarrhoea is creating a health crisis •b. rioting has broken out at their only prison c. John Key has visited and committed an extra $2 million in emergency funding
15.What type of transport is going to be removed from the Wellington streets following a decision by the city council? • a. skateboards b. trolleybuses • c. mobility scooters

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Maths Task Alphabet Addition

This Alphabet Addition was kind of hard. I did it in 10 minutes. I completed this task with Quziyah.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

My Sound Presentation

This is my presentation I did. It shows what sound is and what causes sound. I have also added in some experiments you could try out at home. Always remember to have adult supervision even though you know it well. 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Kiwi Kids News Articles

Aucklander Get Was Dragged Behind A Humpback Whale In Fiji
A  humpback  whale has dragged a kiwi driver behind him as the driver tried to untangle the whale from some stray fishing gear that someone  has obviously has just been dumped there by some norty fisherman in the fijian waters.
The person who tried to let  the whale free said that the knife that he was using was a blunt butter knife that was on the only one  boat.The whale could not move its tale but when it was cut free it started to swim away.
The fishing gear looked liked it had been there for a little while.The dive instructor, Mr Juppe said he knew the risks of jumping in with the 12m-long mammal.the diver also said that him and his friends saw this log under the water so sam (the one that rescued the whale) dived down and let it free from all the fishing gear.
I think that the whale is lucky to still be alive and that there is caring people out there. A  lesson for one is that you should  not dump your fishing gear in the water or if you see any to pick it up  because that might happen again and it could die next time.

Last Cuppa For Tea Party Chimp @ Auckland Zoo
Janie who was know in as the tea party chimp sadly passed away at the age of 60 with a multiple health issues.
Janie had been at Auckland zoo since 1956 as she started off at London zoo with some other chimpanzee and they were doing tea parties for the public.
Members and staff at Auckland zoo loved Janie for her personalty and were sad when they heard that she passed away.
Janies health problems were asthma and diabetes.Janie was one of the oldest chimpanzee in all of the zoos in the world.

Tour Bus Washed Away @ 90 Mile Beach

12 tourists got more than they thought while on a bus tour at 90 in New Zealand. A nasty shock it was for them.
The bus they were travelling on was swept out to sea at around 1pm on Tuesday while driving on 90 mile beach.
All 12 tourists and the bus driver got out of the bus quickly and safely. There were no major injuries or damage to the passengers. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the bus, which was pulled out of the water at the Bluff at around 4pm.
Although I’m sure this is not what the tourists on the bus expected, I’m sure they won’t forget their trip to 90 mile beach.

Jump Jam National Finals

On the 16th of November a group of Aquinas to be Jump Jam Champions traveled from Tauranga all the way to Auckland for the National jump jam completion!
Jump jam is an aerobic exercise similar to Zumba but it’s mixed with dancing so while you’re jumping up and down you have to have a big smile and lots of attitude on your face.
Also for Jump jam you have to design your very own costume based on your song.  For Aquinas’ Party rock anthem they had everyone in different costumes, there was the two main guys, rocker girls and a construction worker.
And guess what? They won the best costume prize out of everyone doing Jump Jam. They looked amazing!
After rocking the stage through their whole song they came out with huge gold trophies and all got rewarded with their own medal. Lucky them.
Jump Jam is great it’s fun; it’s a great way to keep fit and to be with your friends.

Unbeatable Selfie?

London photographer, Lee Thompson, has stunned the world with his dedication to taking the world’s best selfie.
Lee believes he has now captured the “unbeatable selfie”, after snapping a pic at the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer statue.
Lee filmed his 25 minute climb up the inside of the 38m high monument, which sits atop Brazil’s 700m high Corcovado mountain.
The photographer was in Rio de Janeiro, covering the World Cup and convinced the Brazilian Tourist Board to allow him and a colleague to climb the statue.
The two men, along with two high-wire workmen, entered through scaffolding on the statue’s feet and then crawled in circles up 12 flights of rickety stairs in darkness.
Lee says it felt like the stairs were getting “narrower with every step” before they finally reached the small compartment in the statue’s shoulder.
He then used a rope to pull himself up the smooth soapstone into the head of the statue where he opened the hatch to the outside.
Lee describes the view from the top as incredible and says that it was the most fun selfie he has ever taken and one of his favourite photos ever.

Switched at Birth

A court case in South Africa has recently opened to decide the fate of two children who were accidently switched at birth.
In 2010, two girls were given to the wrong mothers when they were both born on the 2nd of August at a Boksburg hospital near Johannesburg.
The mix-up was discovered when a blood test at the doctors revealed that the child in question was not related to the woman raising her.
After contacting the hospital, which confirmed the mix-up, the mother got in contact with the family who was raising her biological daughter and announced that she would like to take the child.
However, the other mother has refused to switch back, stating that she has raised the other child for almost 4 years and considers her as her own daughter, despite no blood relation.
Since the two mothers cannot agree on which is the best course of action, they have ended up in court battling for custody.
It is unknown where either child’s father currently is and the court’s prime concern is what is best for the children involved.
However, what is best remains a mystery. On one hand, some believe that the children should be returned to their biological mothers, whilst others believe that removing a child from a home it has known for 4 years will only cause her distress and confusion by making her live with someone she does not know.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Alphabet Addition :)

This is my alphabet addition. 

Maths Task #6 W6

Mult/Div consolidation


1. George was driving to Lake Taupo from Auckland. Lake Taupo is 407 kms away from Auckland and he had to do the trip three times a week for work. Assuming there are 4 weeks in a month. How many kms did he drive in total in 1 month?
2. Janine had 17 jars of jelly beans each with with 364 jelly beans inside. How many jelly beans did she have in total?
3. The temperature on Mercury is 206 degrees celsius. However the sun is 14 x that temperature. How hot is the sun?
2884 degrees celsius
4. Jake had $675 to go shopping for his birthday. He shared his birthday money between himself and 2 of his friends, how much money did each of them get?
5. Mike had 275mls of milk in his carton. He drank this amount of milk 3 times a week. How much milk does Mike drink in one week?
What about two weeks?
A month?
One year?

6. Jane bought two new pairs of shoes every 3 months. How many pairs of shoes did she have after one year?
16 new pairs of shoes
7. The class table was 600cm. The table was shared between 12 students. How many cm of the table did each student have to use?
50 cm each
8. Michael knew that to qualify for the running championships he would need to beat 13.2 seconds to run 150 meters.
Michael ran everyday for one year. How many meters did he run in total?
What about only six months?
9. Jane knew that her parents would deposit $1.50 per day in to her bank account. How much money was in her account after 3 years?
What about 12 years? 6468

Monday, 9 June 2014

Add/Sub Presentation:)

Maths Task #4 W6

This Presentation shows that I know the strategy addition problems with hundreds by changing one number into a whole.

Maths Task #3 W6

This is my alphabet addition which I completed with Quziyah. 

Maths Task #2 W6

Last week, Maya and Gabriela decided to see how fast they could sprint 400 meters. They asked their friend Jessica to time them with a stopwatch. After 4.72 minutes, Jessica agreed to time the runners. Maya sprinted first and ran 400 meters in 76.39 seconds. When it was Gabriela's turn, she sped off and completed the run in 72.69 seconds.How much faster was Gabriela than Maya in seconds?
Maya ran 76.39
Gabriela ran 72.69
What can you add to 72.69 to make 76.39
72 + 4 makes 76
.3 + .3 = .6
.09 + .00 = 0.9
Answer - 4.30

5 + 4 = 9
.3 + .7 = 1.0
Answer - 10.0
5 + 4 = 9
.3 + .7 = 1.0
.01 + .07 = .08
Answer - 10.08
5 + 0 = 5
.3 + .4 = .7
.01 + .07 = .08
.007 +.000 = .007
Answer - 5.787
53.1−47.8 =
53 + 47 = 100
.1 + .8 = .9
Answer - 100.9
5.31−4.78 =
5 + 4 = 9
.3 + .7 = 1.0
.01 + .08 = .09
Answer - 10.09
5.31−0.478 =
5 + 0 = 5
.3 + .4 = .7
.01 + .07 = .08
.000 + .008 =.008
Answer - 5.788

1st Maths Task W6

This is my thinkboard. I worked on it with Quziyah. 

Reading Task 1 W6

Kiwi kids news - Week 6

1. Which industry is considered to be the deadliest in New Zealand?
• a. fishing b. forestry c. dairy farming

2. True or false, the Government will introduce a new policy later this month which will require tourists to sit a driving test before being allowed to drive in New Zealand?

3. Which country is facing allegations of bribery after winning the rights to host the 2022 football World Cup? • a. Australia b. Japan c. Qatar

4. What have police announced they will be introducing to combat speeding?
• a. 200 new road patrol officers that will target known speeding areas
• b. new digital speed cameras that will be introduced across the country
• c. a new law allowing them to confiscate cars from drivers who receive more than two speeding fines in a week

5. The Taliban terrorist group released a video showing the return of a captured American soldier to US forces. What did they swap him for?
a. five Taliban members that were detained by the US
• b. weapons - guns and explosives
• c. two Black Hawk helicopters

6. Who said the following in an interview last week: “Here’s the thing, if we are not in it we will never be in it ever again”?
• a. John Key (politician)
• b. Peter Jackson (movie director)
• c. Grant Dalton (sailor)

7. Why has a Coromandel dairy farmer received a $52,500 fine recently?
• a. discharging effluent into a waterway that flows into a harbour
• b. for not providing enough feed for his animals
• c. using water from a local river from irrigation without council consent

8.True or false, Nigeria has banned protests in the capital by supporters of the 200 kidnapped schoolgirls?

9.How many states does the United States have?
• a. 48
b. 50
• c. 52

10.Basketball hero Steven Adams returned home to New Zealand last week after his team Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the competition. What food did he say he was craving when he arrived?
• a. a pie
• b. roast lamb
• c. fish and chips
It doesn’t say

The 50 States Of United States Of America

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia