Friday, 25 November 2016

Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers.

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  1. 1 Sweatshirt- the surf shop Sweatshirt because it is 30% off so it’s  cheaper than the other one.
  2. Sweatshirt- the surf shop sweatshirt is $18 because you take 30% off and the other sweatshirt is $28 because you have taken 40% off. 36s  19
  1. jacket - surf the waves shop jacket is cheaper because even though it has a lower percent it is still a cheaper price.
  2. Jacket- The surf shop Jacket is $36 because you take away 30% the second jacket is  $19 because you take 20% off so the cheaper jacket is $6 cheaper.
  1. Jeans- the surf shop jeans are cheaper because 30% of 48 is 33.60 and 45% off 68 is 37.40.
  2. The surf shop jeans are cheaper by 3.80.
  1. tracksuit-The surf the waves company tracksuit is cheaper because 25% off 64 is 48 and 30% of 86 is 60.2.
  2. The surf the waves company tracksuit is cheaper by 22.20.

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A) The least amount of money you could spend if you brought one of each of these clothing items would be 200.40.

B) The most amount of money you could spend would be around $224.80.

C) You would save 24.40 in total.

I figured it out by figuring out what the percent is as a fractions, by the cost and dividing by the fractions denominator. Then misusing the total from the cost.

The thing I found most challenging was using the multiplication and division strategies to estimate and solve problems with fractions, because it was pretty hard to find a strategy that worked. 

Here were the strategies we did: 

- Use multiplication and division strategies we used to estimate and solve problems with fractions, e.g.
>12 ÷ 3 = 1 2/3 
> Find a fraction of another fraction by multiplying.
>Describe and show remaining tenths, hundredths, thousandths as decimal fractions and relate them to place value order.

>- Work out and explain percentages of simple amounts

Blog Post Title : Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
"the Māori way of doing things"
welcoming ceremony on a marae
Tangata whenua
 'hospitality' to feel welcome when visiting New Zealand
The tangata whenua are the local people who are connected to the marae
one of the most well-known and powerful Māori concepts
sense of family connection
 'hospitality' to feel welcome when visiting New Zealand
love; affection.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is I don't know I've pretty much learnt everything.

treaty of waitangi


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • that the speaker can kick people out of parliament
  • that john key seats in the 4th seat to the right
  • that ruth dyson is our MP 

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Friday, 16 September 2016


The activity I did was football
two highlights were.....

  1. shooting a goal  in a penalty shot out because that was the only goal that our team scored during the whole 3 days .
  2. getting to buy food from the food shop because last year you weren't allowed to, but this year you were, and the food was very nice.
I am proud of our sportsmanship in our team cause even though we lost all our games we still had good sportsmanship .
some advice on Koru games for next years year 7's is even if you lose a game don't give up:)

Friday, 2 September 2016

the water cycle

The Water Cycle

The water cycle is a process that water goes through between land, sea and atmosphere. The water is recycled throughout this process; The water changes state throughout the cycle aswell. It can change to a liquid, gas or a solid and change back. The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and groundwater/runoff.