Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 6 Question 23

Predict: I predict that this might have to do with problem solving because when I looked at it, the problem was lengthy.

Read: When Tony has his birthday tomorrow, his age in months will be the same as his grandfather’s age in years. How old will Tony be if their combined ages will be 78?

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify about the problem.

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ‘Try all possibilities’, ‘Try a simpler problem’.  If you would like to look at the list of them here is the link:

What’s the BIG question? What age will Tony turn tomorrow?

Working out: I know that there is 12 months in a year and his grandpa’s age is in Tony’s months. Firstly I knew that I will have to try some numbers and times them by 12 then takeaway the number I times by 12  then add onto 78. Whatever the answer to that is should equal the amount of months Tony has lived for as this is the grandpa’s age. I firstly tried 12. I times that by 12 which equals 144 but the grandpa is not 144 because Tony’s and his grandpa’s combined ages are 78. Next I tried 5. So I did 5×12 which equals 60 so if this was the right answer the grandpa would be 60 and Tony would be 5 so I would add that together which is 65 but there combined ages are 78 but I was close. I tried 6. 6×12=72 so grandpa would be 72 and Tony would be 6 so 72+6 is 78 which is the combined total of their which that was it so that is the correct answer!

Summary: This question I found hard because it took me a lot of guess’s to work out. I finally got there and Tony’s that he will be turning tomorrow is 6.

Interesting Compound Words

Instead of spelling city this week we have to list as many interesting compound words. These are my ones:

another, today, cannot, become, honeydew, nearby, format, upgrade, standby, Sunday, eyelid, soybean, goodbye, crossbreed, cheesecake, sideburn, headache, southeast, northeast, northwest, southwest, elsewhere, because, became, himself, forget, upon, toothpaste, somehow, anyway, anywhere, softball, basketball, netball, blackmail, eardrum, upmarket, takeoff, teapot, shortbread, starfish.

This list could go on for a long time but if you would like to have a look at even more visit this website:

100WC Week 11#

Remembering to put my lunch in my school bag I quickly run outside of the door. If I am late again Mr Box will get furious at me. I get on the bus just milliseconds from it leaving. As I arrive at school my heart beating, I quickly get to class. My first class is maths. My  absolute totally worst subject. I don’t know why but it is just something about maths that I just hate. Also I hate my teacher. He is the worst. I could tell that this was going to be a hard, long and boring day.

100WC Week 10#

I fell into the freezing cold lake. I could feel the water splash all over me and a shiver ran down my spine. It is a typical autumn day and I can see the orange and slightly green leaves all around me. My black boots were out of the water; still not wet and my jeans dripping with water. I slowly get out of the water dragging along things that have caught on me when I was in the water. When I jump on the front door step I hear my mum shouting at my younger brother. What a surprise.

BTN – Mime

Mime artists perform without using words. They do it with no objects so they pretend that it is there. To get into the character when you are doing it you need certain body movements, facial expressions and gestures. Mime is one of the earliest types of drama. It means imitating in ancient Greek. It is usually performed in black and white and they have a white face to notice features of their face.

Marsell Marso is a famous French actor and started his own mime school in 1940’s. The Unbilickle Brothers are also well known for their mimes and how they mix it with sound effects and props. I think that mime is cool because you can express yourself but not use any words only with body movements and facial expressions.

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Maths Mate Sheet 5 Term 4 Question 22

Predict: I predict that this problem will be about weight and quantities of things.

Read: Which deal costs less per gram?

A] $5 for 500 grams

B] $3 for 250 grams

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ‘Prior knowledge’, ‘Work it out backwards’, ‘Try a simpler problem’. If you would like to look at the list of them here is the link:

What’s the BIG question? Which costs less: A or B.

Working out: Firstly I went well if it costs $5 for 500 grams then for every $1 you get 100 grams. With B I knew that A was cheaper because for every dollar in B you get less than 100 grams for $1  but in A you get 100 grams for $1.

Summary: The answer I got was A. I used strategies to help me work it out and with the prediction I did have to use some things to do with weight and quantities but also comparing numbers and weights together.

Spelling City – Forensic Science Words – List A

This week my words were based around forensic science which is our intergraded topic this term. I am list A. Here are my words:

scalpel, criminal, stealth, justice, insects, autopsy, stain, evidence, viruses, gloves, camera, morgue, trace, sample, accident, clues.

Here are the sentences that go with it:

Make sure the criminal does not have the scalpel.

The criminal had committed 5 crimes in the last year.

He walked with great stealth.

”We want justice” yelled the protesters.

A spider is an insect.

It was a stormy day when they did the autopsy on the man.

The chocolate stain on his t-shirt would not come of.

The evidence was lying all around the crime scene.

Doctors help to fix viruses that go around.

When we went to the snow we needed gloves to keep our freezing hands warm.

At camp we took heaps of photos with the camera.

The book I am reading now contains a morgue in it.

He left a trace of mud around the house.

Just a sample of blood was all the forensic scientist needed.

”I did not mean to hurt him it was an accident” exclaimed the boy to the teacher.

In the game the boy got lots of clues from his sister.


My Traits Graph

The Task

Since we are doing forensic science this term we had to make a graph about some unique features we all have such as detached earlobes and can you roll your tongue. Firstly we had to collect the data to actually make the graph. As a class we got all the information and did a hard copy of the graph on a piece of paper. Then we made one on excel. This is the one I made:

Mean/Average: The average amount of people that said yes when answering the graph was 12.8 out of 24 which is almost exactly half which means the average amount of people said no is 11.4.

Median: The median of yes is 14 and median of no is 10.

Mode: The mode of yes is 7 and it appears 2 times and the mode of no is 17 and it appears 2 times.



BTN Post – Maddison Elliot

Madison Elliot made history when she was just 13 years of age. Maddison has won gold, silver and bronze in swimming at the Paralympics. Before Maddy was born the blood supply in her brain was disturbed and she had a stroke. Now she has a disease. This effects the Cerebrum part in the brain which controls movement.

She stated at a very young age but her condition did not stop her doing swimming. Maddy started at local swimming competitions. Now in the Paralympics she is in class S8. In the London Paralympics she was the first Australian to win a Paralympic medal. She got a bronze in the S8 400m freestyle, a silver in the S8 50m freestyle, a bronze in the S8 100m freestyle and a gold in the women’s 4x 100m freestyle relay and was lucky enough to meet prince Harry. At the national age championships she won 8 of her events and even broke a world record!

We should be seeing more of her face in years to come because she is an amazing swimmer!

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Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 4 Question 22#

Predict: I think that this problem will be some sort of number problem and may involve division or division skills.

Read: Fill in the missing number 36 divided by ? equals 4.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

What’s the BIG question? What is the missing number in the equation?

Strategies/Mathematicians Toolbox: ‘Write an equation’ and ‘Prior Knowledge’. If you would like to see some for strategies click on the link:

Working out: The way I  worked this out was that I knew from my prior knowledge that 9×4=36 and if I changed it around to 36 divided by 9 it would equal 4!

Summary: The answer is 9 which fits into the equation perfectly. My prediction was correct and I used the strategies I said but not that much of the ‘write an equation’.