Tuesday, 22 November 2016



Walt: Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.

Surfs Up Activity 

The first sweatshirt is cheaper than the second one because 30% of 60 is 42 and 40% off 72 dollars is 43.20. The first sweatshirt is 1.20 cheaper than the second one.

The second jacket is cheaper because 20% off 96 is 76.80 and 30% of 120 is 84. The second jacket is cheaper by 7.20.

The first jeans is cheaper because 30% of 48 is 33.60 and 45% off 68 is 37.40. The first jeans are cheaper by 3.80.

The second tracksuit is cheaper because 25% off 64 is 48 and 30% of 86 is 60.2. The second tracksuit is cheaper by 22.20.

The least you could spent if you brought one of each clothing item would be 200.40 and the most would be 224.80. You would save 24.40.

I figured it out by figuring out what the percent is as a fractions, timing it by the cost and dividing by the fractions denominator. Then misusing the total from the cost.

Here are all my screenshots 123

The thing I found most challenging was using multiplication and division strategies to estimate and solve problems with fractions, because it was hard to found a strategy that worked.

Monday, 21 November 2016

The Marae

The Marae

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between marae's and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
The correct way of doing things
Everyone welcome
Tangata whenua
The local people 
Visitors to the marae
The home base of a marae 
Family relationship
A persons well being, and respecting our elders 

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is how many marae's are in new zealand, and how old are they.

Treaty Of Waitangi

Thursday, 20 October 2016


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned about NZ parliament are:

  • Where everyone sits during a session in parliament.
  • The people in parliament and what they do.
  • That there is a underground passageway for the people of the house to arrive at parliament faster.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Maths Assessment Task


WALT... Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units

Here is a Google Doc of all the screenshots from my tasks,

IXL Screenshots
Modeling Book


Wednesday, 21 September 2016



WALT... I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music…

Melody - A part of a song that gets stuck in your head.

Harmony - A major song which is a happy song or a minor song which is a sad song.
Rhythm - A strong or regular repeated pattern.
Timbre - What makes the song unique.
Form - How the song is put together.