There is more that one way to solve a problem.
Here’s the proof…
So…what strategy would you use to solve this algorithm …24 x 6?
Simple fractions…hmm. Many of you will agree that the words simple and fractions should not be used in the same sentence.
Working with fractions is usually quite tricky.
Today I learnt that many of you need extra support with simplifying ( reducing ) fractions. This video shows the ‘how to’ of simplifying fractions. As I mentioned today, you will need to do two things…stop/ start the video a number of times and watch the video more than once. It would be even better if you could watch it with mum or dad (if they have the time).
Oh and let me know whether this video has been helpful to you and why or why not.
A few weeks ago you were introduced to the Table Master Challenge which requires you to complete 144 times tables within a given time limit. At the moment I have been extremely generous, and as such, you have been given ten minutes to complete the challenge. This will change next term.
I would like to know about your performance so far on this task. Cast your mind back to your first attempt…
How did you feel? What was your time and score?
What improvement have you made? Oh …and there is nothing stopping you from bringing a few of these home to practise!
This week we will be investigating time zones across the world.
It’s quite a complicated subject to understand.
What are they? When were they introduced? Why are they necessary? How are they decided?
These two videos provide some answers. What did you learn?
Since the discovery of gold in Australia 1851, there have been a number of sizable nuggets uncovered…from 1850 something to present day.
Your task is to research these discoveries. You will calculate their value in AUD ( what does this mean?) and present this information three ways.
And by the way…this will be a partner task….Good Luck!
Have you ever wondered about who or what is responsible for the mysterious appearence of crop circles. Is it the work of little green men from Mars?
This term we will focus on creating our own crop circle designs….with a few design criteria of course.
Here is an image ( courtesy of Google Maps ), of what I saw from my flight from the Gold Coast today ( central NSW, north of Griffith) flying at an altitude of about 11,000 metres.
What do you think? How is this possible?
Once again…you be the detective.
Test your knowledge of angles. These links will take you to sites that will do just that.