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.

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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