Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Multiplication & Division W6

Hello, we are now back into multiplication and division equations this week! In this presentation I have worked out all the questions except for one that I got stuck on (Slide 13). Other than that it was easy. I hope you enjoy reading through the presentation and learn something new.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

GEGNZ Summit

My friends and I at a garage band workshop.
Earlier last week the Year 7&8 extension group travelled to Hobsonville Point Primary School (HPPS) to present at the GEGNZ (Google education groups New Zealand) Summit. We were split into 2 groups one presenting about P.E.N.N (My group) , our school news network and the other about how we use google apps.

When we arrived we all received a swag bag which included a google pen, book, name tag and other things too. Unfortunately I lost mine so that was unlucky. Soon after that Collin spotted a van with lots of technological stuff such as remote controlled robots, 3D printers and more. Other schools started to arrive which included Orewa College, Rowandale Primary and Henderson Valley… ! When most schools were there we were welcomed by a mihi and waiata then Toby Carr talked to us.

If you don’t know who Toby is already well you are about to now. Toby Carr is a 16yr Old entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of his million dollar company DeXTech. He studies in Stanford University and has been in business for 2 years. Some things he said was take every opportunity that comes by and don’t put down people because then other people will do it back. Tom Edison and Sir James Dyson were the two people who inspired him. They inspired him as they failed more than a thousand times but never gave up and came up with a finished product. One thing that interested me was that he was a 15 Year Old paper runner now he has a million dollar company but still juggling the demands of being a teenager in school.

After this inspiring talk we split up into different workshops these included How to Use Garageband on an Ipad and how to make 360 photo spheres on an android device. My favourite workshop was creating a game on Scratch (Street fighter) with Orewa College. I enjoyed this session as I learnt how to code/create a game. Also the presenters were helpful and humerous.

GEGNZ was an awesome experience for me as I got to see other workshops about how to do things that I didn’t know how to do before. I hope the GEGNZ create another summit next year or while I’m in college so I can attend again and maybe be a young entrepreneur!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Spend, Share, Save Inquiry W3-4

In Miss Tele'a's inquiry class we are listing things that we would spend our money on, who we would share it with and what we would save it for. Questions we were to consider was...

What is a spending goal?

Why is it important to set spending goals for yourself?
Where is a good place to store the money you are saving until your reach your goal?

Here is a copy of the presentation to show my understanding.

Ratio And Proportions 2 W5 T3

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Kauri Island W4

In Mrs Tele'a's literacy class we are learning to make inferences. The text we are using is Kauri Island by Amy Head. Here is a copy of the presentation to show my understanding.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

TTS'S (Thiha, Taimana And Stevenson's) Grocery List

To help us understand the difference between needs and wants we looked at shopping for our families. I worked with Thiha and Taimana to complete a grocery list. At first a budget was not stated* only these guidelines were given below. After completing the list we received a budget and had to think of which items were necessary and which weren’t.

Summary: We received a budget of $250 which meant we didn't need to remove any items from our shopping list and decided to save the $19 for the next shopping.

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Ratios, Fractions, Decimals And Percentages T3 W3

Extension Project: D.O.C Design

In extension we are learning about biodiversity. Mrs Lagitupu (Extension Teacher) has set us a task to come up with a project to protect endangered species. Here is a post that includes my Ideas & Planning, SketchUp Designs and Reflection.

Ideas & Planning:
Here is a list with some of my ideas:
  • Bird Feeder - durable, waterproof, how birds would know to go there?
  • Safe place away from their predators
  • Trap? …. pressure plates
  • Shelter
  • food - nutritious
  • Shape & Size of design
  • Innovativeness
  • Cost efficient

SketchUp Designs:
Bird Feeder Design One & Two:
I created this bird feeder to help protect endangered birds by providing a safe place for them to eat nutritious seeds. The type of wood I would use is Cedar as it lasts for years and can handle harsh weather conditions. However the downside to using this wood is the expensive cost.

From the first design I extended the roof to provide more shelter. I also shortened the platform and lowered the sides so that only small birds could enter the bird feeder.

These designs are durable, safe and waterproof.

Rat Trap Design One & Two:
This pest trap is helpful for the endangered species. It’s designed to lure pests and drown them. Negatives about this sketch is you have to check the trap daily so you can get rid of the pest you find. One interesting thing is it camouflages into the environment.

From the first design I have added a transparent lid to prevent birds eating the food and rain entering. It is also easy to check if there are pests as the lid is see-through and also lightweight. Replacing the rolling pin with a plastic strip was better as this would be more harder for the pest to reach the food and survive. I also added a ladder and a small hole so that only a rat could climb and enter the trap.

These designs are durable, safe and cost effective.

Reflection For Bird Feeder Designs:
Evaluate the effectiveness of your design:
I would rate my design 7/10 for effectiveness because I think it would work but I’m not sure as I haven’t actually made the model and used it.

Predict how your product will help to protect an endangered species:
I predict that my bird feeder will help to protect Stitchbirds by feeding them easily, daily and nutritionally.

Reflection For Rat Trap Designs:
Evaluate the effectiveness of your design:
I would rate my design 8/10 for effectiveness as it is durable, safe and cost efficient.

Predict how your product will help to protect an endangered species:
I predict that my rat trap will lure pests and drown them making the environment safer for endangered species.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Word Problems T3 W2

A focus for this week is talking about your strategy and explaining and justifying it. Here is a copy of my work.