Thursday, October 17, 2013

McDonald's Maths

This is the original menu from McDonald's.  What percent would best describe the average increase in price for your favourite treat if you were to purchase it today?  **Explain your thinking!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Percentage Shot In Basketball!

The New Zealand Herald recently ran this story and video:

"In the wacky world of trick shots, this magnificent effort reigns supreme.
Trick shot collective How Ridiculous travelled to Rotterdam this week to throw a basketball off a 96m viewing deck at the top of the Euromast and into a hoop below on the ground.
And on their 62nd attempt they made it."

What percentage would best describe their success?  Remember to share your thinking, not just an answer.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What is volume?

Team up with a buddy and watch this video and see if you are able to learn something new about volume.  Be sure to post a comment that shares your learning, or questions that you still might have.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Can you calculate the area of this irregular shape?

Team up with a partner and share the strategy that you used to solve this problem.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pick A Partner And A Problem!

Partner up with a friend and see how many of these decimal problems you can make sense of. Remember that your thinking is much more important than an answer.

1. A water pitcher weighs 0.64 kg when empty and 1.728 kg when filled with water. How much does the water weigh?

2. A cyclist has travelled 145.8 km in the first stage of a race, 136.65 km in the second stage and 162.62 km in the third. How many km must the cyclist still complete if the entire race is 1000 km in length?

3. In a well filled with water, 184.5 litres are remove followed by 128.75 litres and finally 84.5 litres. After these withdrawals, there are 160 litres in the well. How much water did the well originally have? 

4. There are 240 boxes with 25 bags of coffee each. If each bag wighs 0.62 kg, what is the total weight of all the coffee? 

5. Knowing that 2.077m3 air weighs 2.7 kg, calculate how much 1m3 of air weighs.

6. Eva is on a diet which states that she cannot consume more than 600 calories in one meal. Yesterday she had lunch: 125 g of bread, 140 g of asparagus, 45 g of cheese and an apple of 130 g. If 1 g of bread has 3.3 calories, 1 g of asparagus, 0.32 calories, 1 g of cheese, 1.2 calories and 1 g of an apple has 0.52 calories. Did Eva follow her diet?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Decimal Game

Check out this decimal game. We played it a couple of different ways. In the first game we played so that the first person to add their scores to 1 were the winner. In the second, we played so that the last person to get to 1 was the winner. If you use three dice, you will be able to use thousandths too. Have some fun learning about decimals.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Running Math

Students in Room 22 run daily as part of an exercise training program. On Monday they ran 3.6 km, on Tuesday 1.2 km, on Wednesday 2.4 km, on Thursday 3.6 km and on Friday 1.17km. How many kilometers did they run this week?  If they kept up this training schedule, how many months before they  would have ran a total distance of 500 km?
Remember to share your thinking, not just an answer.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Walking Maths

Frank either walks to school and catches the bus home or catches the bus to school and walks home.  Both ways, it takes him 1 hour to travel to and from school.  If he were to walk to and from school, it would take him 1 1/2 hours.  If Frank were to catch the bus to and from school, how long would it take him?

**Remember that the thinking that you share is more important than the answer.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Barnyard Math

Remember...your strategy and thinking is more important than the answer!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

This Presentation shows you how Mary, Jay'Lee and I are going to make our juice. We have got the recipe and the cost of the fruit at Countdown so that if you think it will taste yum, you can make it your self. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fractions and Decimals?

Team up with a buddy and share your thinking.  How is this picture an example of fractions, and how could we describe these fractions as decimals?


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Will.i.am Visited Us Today!

TV NZ Entertainment featured a headline this afternoon that read "Will.i.am donates $100,000 to NZ children's trust" The New Zealand Herald, headlined their Entertainment section with "Will.i.am donates $100k to low-decile NZ schools" The herald went on to say "The US singer, songwriter and producer who rose to fame as a member of the Black Eyed Peas, was brought to New Zealand for a private show last night. (Here's the part that got us all excited today) The star made a surprise appearance at Point England Primary School (that's us!) in east Auckland this afternoon where he presented a $100,000 cheque to digital literacy charity the Manaiakalani Education Trust."                  full story here

That's right, we were the lucky recipients of his kind gesture and were incredibly excited to have him as a guest, not only in our school, but as a visitor to our classroom.  He checked in on our class to see what we were up to.  This has truly been a day to remember.

Monday, May 6, 2013

What Is The Cost Of A Single Carrot?

Team up with a couple of your mates and tackle the tough question below.  Remember to share your thinking and strategies as this is the most important part of the process.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Purchase problems!

Team up with a couple of friends and solve the following problem.

REMEMBER...your thinking and strategies are the most important points to share.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Who Has What...$

Team up with someone from another Maths group and work your way through the following problem. Remember, your thinking and strategies are more important than your answer.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gardening Math

Team up with a couple of classmates and work your way through the following problem. Be sure to the strategies and thinking that you used.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blues skills and drills

Some of our class members made the news when they jumped at the opportunity to spend the day with the Blues, Super 15 Rugby squad.  Teaming up with the "Big Fellas" they worked through some skills and drills having lots of fun along the way.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Books, Books, Books!

Team up with a buddy and share your thinking and strategies as you attempt to solve this problem.

Parking Problems!


This is a quote from a story that ran recently in the Howick and Pakuranga Times newspaper. 

 It was a shock when in January a $150 fine turned up in the mail for stopping for 46 seconds in a mobility space.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s the most expensive 46 seconds I can imagine,” Jessie says. 

At this rate, how much did it cost for every second she was parked in this mobility space?
At this same rate, how much would it have cost her to listen to your favourite song while parked in this forbidden space?

To see the entire story, follow the link below.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Still Learning Measurements

This is a short video that shows some of the things that I am still learning about measurements. If you have any helpful advice, I would love to hear it. Thanks for your help!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Paper and Pencil Addition - Jay'Lee

This is a video of me explaining how to do paper and pencil addition. I hope this helps you if you are having difficulty with adding.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm Great at Decimals and Place Value!

I am great at working with decimals and place value! If you are having some problems with this, just flick me an email and I'd be happy to help you out.

I'm Still Learning

This is a short video that shows one of the things that I am still learning in Maths. Measurement and conversions from one unit to another. Feel free to leave me some helpful hints.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saving $$$

Team up with one other student and share your thinking as you work towards solving this problem.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How Many Guests Are There All Together?

Team up with a friend or two and solve the following problem.  Remember to explain your thinking and describe the strategies that you used.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We Are Off To A Great Start!

The year is off and running and we are all off to a flying start. Room 22 is loaded (33 students) with amazing and talented students and the first two weeks have literally flown by. Our topic for Term 1 is "The Point England Way" and the question that we are investigating is "How Can The 3 P's (Participation, Partnership and Protection) Help Me To Achieve?" Please feel free to check in with us often to see what our terrific crew have been learning.