May 30, 2016

Real Life Maths this week...

WHAT DO YOU NOTICE? WHAT DO YOU SEE? WHAT MATHS LANGUAGE CAN YOU USE? WHAT MATHS PATTERNS OR PROBLEMS CAN YOU CREATE?
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The Volkswagen Car Parking Tower in Wolfsburg, Germany - it fits 600 cars for new owners to pick from!

Mult/Div: if there are 600 cars in the tower, and 30 cars on each level, how many levels will there be?

What if there are only 15 cars on each level?

Here's a town that is a bit bigger than Edendale! What patterns do you notice? What fractions might you talk about?

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What a great wall of windows! What fraction or multiplication/division statements can you come up with about this photo?

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May 27, 2016

Some More Geometry Resources...

This Shadow Puppet video has been created by Sar and Hunter...



And this poster was created by Arden and Jacob H:


And this was created by Maia and Satevah...


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Geometry Resource By Lauryn and Libby

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Sports Activator - session with Stu

Stu is the new Sports Activator for Eastern Southland and we are lucky to have him based at EPS with us.  Today we had out first session with him, as will the whole school, and then he will be travelling around visiting other schools before working with us again four weeks' time.















May 24, 2016

Real life maths discussion

What do you notice?
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If there are 220 soldiers in this unit, and they are marching in rows of 12, how many rows will march past us?

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May 21, 2016

Think about it...

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Make healthy choices!



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May 18, 2016

Real Life Maths discussion...

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What numbers do you notice here? What number sentences might you write?


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May 17, 2016

Today's Real Life Maths photo...

What do you notice?
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Write some number sentences or story problems that involve multiplication or division.



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May 16, 2016

DRIVE Inquiry Term Two: Celebrating our cultural heritage

TOKU TAONGA TUKU IHO - MY TREASURE, MY HERITAGE

  1. How do we celebrate the traditions of Aotearoa NZ?
  2. What's my heritage and how do I share it with others?
Our important ideas:
  1. Maori traditions are celebrated in NZ and are part of our heritage.
  2. Traditional cultural practices involved such things as greetings, ceremonies, celebrations, food, music, games and clothing.
Our inquiry process:

We have reached the 'Reflect and ask questions' stage of our DRIVE inquiry...we have loved the 'Discover' stage, learning about the tradition of the Maori hangi, exploring a Waka Voyage LEARNZ field trip, and beginning our preparations for our visit to the marae at Bluff.

When reflecting on the Investigation activities, as well as looking at the key ideas for this inquiry, we thought about what we would like to know next as we 'Investigate' those questions.

We have broken into roughly three groups: one group wishes to investigate Maori methods for trapping/hunting food as well as the tools/weapons that early Maori used.

Another group is keen to know more about Maori games, crafts/arts and foods.

A third group would like to investigate their own personal heritage (Filipino, German, Scottish).

Here are some resource links that we will be able to use:

GENERAL - EARLY MAORI LIFESTYLE

FOOD
Hunting and gathering    Bird trapping snares    Bird hunting tools

Hangi - an interactive activity

TOOLS AND CRAFTS
Stone tools      Toi - arts and crafts     Maori carving

Video - Te Puia carving school    Video: The story of Eden Park's carvings

Video: carving a Maori waharoa (gateway)   Video: David Pere carver

GAMES AND PERFORMING ARTS
Sports and games        Stick and string games       Kites and tops

Maori performing arts   



BUILDINGS AND LIFESTYLE
Marae - meeting grounds      Moko - tattoo

Powhiri - wlecome ceremony     Haka - challenge 

Haka information      Matariki Maori New Year

CLOTHING
Traditional clothing      Piupiu skirt    Video - the piupiu project


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Today's Real Life maths photo...

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Today we estimated how many passengers might fit on this airplane.
We then talked about how many rows would be needed for 150 passengers, 180 passengers and then 174 passengers.
What strategies and number knowledge do you think we needed to use?



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May 15, 2016

This week's THINK ABOUT IT...

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May 10, 2016

Today's real life maths photo


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Our maths discussion involve estimating how many people might be on the stage here.

We then explored the different ways that we could arrange different numbers of performers eg if there are 12 people they could be in 3 rows of 4, or 2 rows of six.

We thought about how to arrange 32 people - we used what we know about the factors of 32 - do you know what they are?

We then used that discussion to help us work out how to arrange 64 people - can you work out why knowing about 32 helped us with 64?


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May 8, 2016

This week's THINK ABOUT IT statement...


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May 6, 2016

Friday Flashback: One of Edendale's WW1 veterans

Senior MVP - Chad


Chad is an excellent example of haepapa-responsibility in Team Kahu and in our senior end of the school.

Chad is always ready for learning, with all his tools and books ready for action. He brings a motivated attitude to school with him and is always willing to do his best.

Chad shows care for people, property and places, no matter what task he is taking part in.

In Team Kahu we know that Chad will be doing the right thing at the right time, and that he will take full responsibility for his choices and actions.

You are a super role-model for us all, Chad! You help make our team run smoothly and you are setting up great results for your own learning progress. Ka pai!


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May 2, 2016

This week's THINK ABOUT IT!

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