Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maths Strategies For Week 5 Term 4

1. Trevor has to drive 422 km’s. He looks at his odometer and sees he has gone 289 kms. How much further has he got to go?
422kms - 289 = 133
289 + 133 = 422
289 + 1 = 290 + 10 = 300 + 122 = 422
1 + 10 + 122 = 133

2. The shop is selling jandals for $9 a pair.  They have sold $486 worth of jandals so far. How many pairs have they sold?
9 x 10 = 90
90 + 90 + 90 + 90 = 360
360 + 90 = 460

4. The A Softball team has scored 72 goals over the season so far. The is 6 times more than what the B Softball team has scored. How many goals has the B team scored in the season so far?6 x 10 = 60
6 x 2 = 12
60 + 12 = 72
10 x 2
Answer: 12

Maths Strategies For Week 6 Term 4

1. Sammie measure the distance from his bedroom door to the lounge and it was 5.2m.  It was an extra 2.9 to the couch. What was the total distance from his bedroom to the couch?
Answer: 5.2 + 2.9 = 8.1
              5.0 + 2.0 = 7.0
              0.2 + 0.9 = 1.1
              7.0 + 1.1 = 8.1
2. The wooden steps at the back door have fallen apart. The drop from the doorstep to the ground is 1.28m. Tiaki puts a couple of layers of concrete blocks down temporarily to reduce the distance. These layers measure .650m.  What is the drop now?
Answer: 1.28 + .650 = 1.93
              0.28 + 0.65 = 0. 93
              1.0 + 0.93 =  1.93

3. Teams are allowed up to 14 players in the touch competition. If there are 168 players altogether how many teams are there?
Answer: 14 x 12 =168
14 x 10 = 140
14 x 2 = 24
140 + 24 = 168
10 + 2 = 12

4. There are 9 students from our school who made it to the Auckland Champs for athletics. This was ¼ of the number of students who competed at the Eastern Zones. How many people went to the Eastern Zones?
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 2 = 18
18 x 2 = 36

5. There are 21 girls to every 12 boys in the class.  The same mix or ratio of girls to boys are picked to go to a special concert If 11 went how many boys and how many girls was this?
girls- 21/33         boys- 12/33
33 divided by 3 = 11
21 divided by 3 = 7
12 divided by = 4
7 girl and 4 boy goes to the concert

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Friends!!

Well where do I start! My friends are the best, the one thing we all have in common is we all love to laugh and were all funny. I have loads of amazing friends but 6 of them are my favourite friends from school. My six awesome friends are Moala, Britney, Asena, roezala and my best of friends is Andrea and Te Rina.

I’ll start with one of my best friends, Andrea!! Andrea is a friendly outgoing and funny friend. She is really funny, her jokes are hilarious! She is really pretty and smart, she is also really tall, skinny, she has nice hair and she is one of the bestest friend I could ever ask for! One of my favourite memories with Andrea has to be the time we were having the best time at her birthday, that was the day I really got to know her and her family!

Te Rina is sooo amusing! Te Rina is the funniest friend I have, I think the funniest I would ever have. She is so hilarious that she can always make me laugh even the times when I’m really sad. Te Rina can cheer almost everyone up, that’s how kind and loving she is. She has really nice hair, she is the shortest out my friends, she is chubby and she is really pretty. One of the best time we both experienced together is when we went to AGGS for our class tests, it was really funny how she came all the way to the city for the test but was late so she had to go all the way back home!! LOL

Oh my gosh!! Moala, Britney, Asena and Roezala, we are the class clowns!! We would play and laugh all day long! Moala is a funny, outgoing beautiful young women. She is really loud outside of class, she cracks us up all the time. Britney is really quiet and has been since she hanged out with me and my friends! I would say, we changed her from a quiet little mouse to a loud amusing monkey! But most of all she is a kind wonderful friend to me. Asena is the only year 7 best friend I have, the others are just my friends, Asena is really funny and thoughtful. Asena is also my cousin so we probably have been friends forever! Roezala has been a new friend of mine that just came to our school last year, but although she just came, she came and joined in the fun like she’s been our friend our whole life. Our best memories together is every time we are all at school, we have so much fun together that I don’t know which time was the best!!

As I said, most of all we laugh, and we all have one thing in common. We are all funny!! Because were all hilarious, everyday we would have fun and whenever one of us is feeling down we would all cheer that one person up. My friends are like family to me!