Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Maths Strategy Week 7

This week Miss Squires gave us the task to make up our own questions for our strategy. Can you figure mine out?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Life @ PES

This year is my final year at Point England School. So I made a movie from what I done at my life at PES. Enjoy.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Maths Strategy Week 6 Term 4 4

4. Julia is an artist. She has been painting a huge mural for the town centre. For the main colour she used a 20 litre pail of white mixed with a 10 litre pail of blue. Unfortunately she ran out of paint before she finished the mural. She thinks that she will only need 6 more litres in total to finish. How much blue and white paint does she need to mix up to get the 6 litres of paint she needs that is exactly the same colour she has been using?

For every 20 litres of white paint, she needs 10 litres of Blue Paint. 20:10

She needs 6 more litres of white paint so then we need 3 litres of blue. 6:3

My Maths Strategy Week 5

12. Tama is making costumes for the production. Each of the costumes he makes uses  .39m2 of material. How many can he make with 33m2

I needed to know what the answer to this question was. The first thing I done was times .39x10 which equals 3.9. I then doubled that which would equal 7.8 and that will make 20. Again I doubled it which made 15.6 (40 costumes). Doubled it again and I made 31.2 (80 costumes) That meant there was 1.8 left. Out of that I could make 4 with .24 left over. So that makes 84 costumes.

My Strategy Week 6 Term 4 3

3. Tiaki is fixing part of his fence. The pickets he needs are .68m long each. How many metres of timber does he need to cut up 45 pickets?

It was the easiest out of them. First I done .68x10 to make it to 6.8. I times that by 4 and made 27.2 which equaled 40 pickets.




8x4=3.2 27.2=40

3.4=5 27.2+3.4=30.6

If the timber comes in 5m lengths only what is the minimum amount of lengths he needs to have enough for 45 pickets?

He will need 7 with 4.4m left on 1.

The timber is $3.55/m. How much will he have spent? He will have spent 24.85.

.05x7=.35 .5x7=3.85


Friday, November 22, 2013

My Podcast

This is one of my latest podcast. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maths Strategy Week 6 Term 4 2

2. Sione uploaded a presentation to his blog but it was too big. In the HTML code he saw that the size was 920 pixels wide by 648 pixels high. He thinks if he reduces it to ¾ of the size it is, it should fit. What dimensions does he need to change in the HTML code?



162x3=488 100x3=300 60x3=180 2x4=8 300+180+8=488

230x3=690 690 wide, 488 tall.

This is question 2 of my week 6 strategy. I knew I had to reduce the screen so I done this. Found a quarter of each number. 920/4=230, and 448/4=162. So I needed to x them each by three to find my answer. 162x3=488. 230x3=690. So the tv is 690 pixels wide and 648 high.

Maths Stratergy Week 6 Term 4

1. The world record for throwing a cellphone in 2012 was 102.68 metres. James attempted to beat the record but only managed to throw 97.89m. How much was he short by? 97.89+___=102.68




So the equation was 97.89+___=102.68? The first thing I done was to round 97.89 to the nearest 100. So I added 2.11 to make it to 100. I needed to add another 2.68 which equals 102.68. So 2.11+2.68=4.79

My Maths Strategy Week 5 3

10. The school has been donated packets of felt pens to share out evenly between the 22 classes. How many feltpen packets does each class get if they got given 308 packets?  308/22=?

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Maths Statergy Week 5 2

8. In the hop, skip and jump (Triple Jump) the record for  men is 18.29m whereas the record for women is 15.5m. How much longer is the men’s record than the women’s.


The first thing that I done was was to add .5 to 15.5 to make 16. Then I added .79 to make the answer up to 16.29. I then added another 2 to make 18.29. So I added all of those to make 2.79.

My Friends At PES

Tevita: Tevita is a funny boy that always says jokes and he always is a good time to have a laugh. We have fun with him in class, and we have a great time in the playground. He is Tongan. He is very athletic and very fast. He lives on the street of Maybury. He is a great friend.

Melvin: Melvin is a very funny friend. He loves the show Regular Show. Sometimes he can be very annoying but other times he is a true friend. He loves playing sports. Shot put in particular. His favorite games are Adventure quest and Sauerbraten. His favorite movies are comedies and actions.

Marvin: Marvin is a great friend to be around. He loves playing handball on the courts and he also loves playing Adventure Quest and MW2. His favorite food is a fresh Mango. He is funny sometimes but most of the times he is very quiet. He is very very brainy though. He is a very great friend to be with.

Raenan: Last but not least my best friend, Raenan. Myself and him have so many memories. We play basketball at the Tamaki College Recreation Centre. He is funny most of the times and he is very brainy. Riding on his scooter, he is very good. To me, he is a great all rounder friend.