100 Word Challenge Week#15

The boy opened his eyes to his family having a celebration at his house. he got up and walked downstairs to some strange looking people. He became nervous and his face went as red as the walls.He ran back up stairs frightened and didn’t know what to do. He didn’t recognize the people downstairs. he went and told his parents but they didn’t believe him. He kept telling them about the people so the parents went down there and checked it out. the people were still standing there. He finally got to see their faces and that was when he realized…

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 5

Predict:I predict this question is going to be about problem solving

Read: Move 2 matches to leave 4 squares

Clarify: Nothing

Big Question: What matchsticks do I need to move

Mathematicians Toolbox: Have I seen a similar problem

Solve: I solved this by using the mathematicians toolbox and using have I seen a similar problem

Summary: This question made me reflect back on the questions I  have done in the past

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 2

Predict: I predict this question will be about problem solving.

Read: I think of a number, add 9 and then  multiply it by 3. If the result is 30, what was the original number?

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

The Big Question: What is the original number?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Have I seen a similar problem?

Solve: I solved the question by using the mathematicians toolbox and looking back at some of my past questions.

Summary: The answer was 1.

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 4

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about problem solving.

Read: I think of a number, double it and then add 8. If the result is 40, what was the original number.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Big Question: What is the original number

Mathematicians Toolbox: I have seen a similar problem

Solve: I solved this question by using the mathematicians toolbox and trying to work out what the original number was. The answer is 16.

Summary: This question made me look back at previous Maths Mate questions I have done in the past.

100 Word Challenge Week #11

Remember that those men who fought in war have risked and mostly lost their lives for the future of Australia. A lot of those men didn’t even want to go to war but it was an order from the government. They had no choice but to do what they were told. Imagine all the families losing a member of their family every day. The war has ripped their lives apart and alot of families were very depressed about the situation. So just remember their were people who risked their lives for the future of Australia.

100 Word Challenge Week #10

As I shivered they crept closer to me. I had nowhere to run because  my back was facing a dead end. My only idea is to run to that wooden fence. I think in my head ” this is my only option” I sprint up to the wooden fence as quick as I can. They are getting closer and closer and speeding up. They leap up on the fence and scratch a section of it. My heart is beating at a million miles and hour. I am sweating and I climb further up the fence and just in time find myself over the fence!

100 Word Challenge Week #9

One day I saw a cat. It was in a pool which was very unlike a cat. It was swimming towards a broken, green glass. That cat lifted it up[ with its mouth and swam out of the pool. I spent all night thinking about why that cat was in the pool searching for a green broken glass. I thought cats didn’t like water. Obviously this one did. I dreamed about it and then I realized… That was my Broken glass!

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 1

Predict: I predict this question is going to be about problem solving.

Read: I think of a number subtract 5 and then divide by 3. If the result is 6, what was the original number.

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Big Question: What is the starting number.

Mathematicians Toolbox: Test all possibilities and have I seen a similar problem.

Solve: I solved this by using the mathematicians toolbox. I also used I have seen a similar problem.

Summary: This question has made me access my prior knowledge. It has also made me use the mathematicians toolbox. My 2 things are Testing all possibilities and Have I seen a similar problem.

100 Word Challenge Week#7

I could not believe the smell… The smell was foul and rotten. This place was never going to be a dream land but I didn’t expect that it would be this horrible. The ship was old and rusted around the edges and had many dents in the sides of the ship.  The weather was absolutely abysmal and the storm was getting worse. Waves started to splash up on the boat knocking us off our feet almost every time. It was unbelievable. I can’t believe I had to come to this. How were we going to go fishing in this weather.

Reflection: Literature Circles (Hover Car Racer)

Book: Hover Car Racer

Author: Matthew Reilly

Year Published: 2004

Group Members: Roles

Tait- Connector

Oli- Word Watcher

Grace- Tally Master

Angus K- Captain of Comprehension

Ben W- Passage Master

Ella- Discussion Director

What worked well:

– Reading the book as a group

– People doing their jobs

What you would do differently:

– Try to work together

– Not to have arguments

Podcasts:

Good: People doing their jobs

Bad: Working together

Interesting: Podcast and Script

Other Information:

-It was a great book