## Waste Not, Want Not

I've recently created a package for a calculator clock hybrid. I'd appreciate if you could leave some valuable feedback. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Loading...Read more …

I've recently created a package for a calculator clock hybrid. I'd appreciate if you could leave some valuable feedback. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Loading...Read more …

As this design day is coming to an end, I'd like to reflect on how I've exemplified the four MYP approaches to learning (ATL) attributes. ______________________________________ My participation today was excellent as I stayed on task virtually all the time. I posted multiple responses to people's questions on the forum and actively asked my peers and teachers for help myself. While doing the mini group design project, I actively contributed ideas to my group. I'd rate myself at a seven out of eight. My collaboration/communication today was good as I somewhat collaborated with…Read more …

So as to get familiar with Sketchup, a 3D modelling program that we'll be using to plan our packages, I did a little practicing beforehand. Here's my apple package on Sketchup: Understanding geometry while designing plays a pivotal role in reducing our carbon footprint, and our impact on the environment. Less area of used material equates to less carbon footprint, as such, it is important to design a packaging that is both appealing and resource-efficient. Sketchup helps us design resource-efficient packages, as it is possible to design with accurate measurements. As 3D printing…Read more …

Usually fruits shouldn't need packaging, but for the purposes of this design project, we've come up with one after 20 minutes of *hard* work. For a package to be successful it needs to satisfy a variety of criteria, including (but not limited to): protective, appropriate size, light, durable, accessible, etc. Due to time constraints and a limited supply of resources, we weren't able to satisfy all of these criteria. Originally we had come up with a double-cone design, but after several unsuccessful attempts at creating the net of a cone we modified it.…Read more …

Unit Questions Why doesn't a 20% discount followed by a 20% markup get you back to where you started? The 20% discount is taken from the original price, while the 20% markup is calculated from the price after the discount. For example, a 20% discount from $100 gets you to $80, but a 20% markup from $80 gets you to $96. In other words 20% of $80 is less than 20% of $100. How do companies make a profit? Companies make a profit by making revenue greater than their costs. A company can…Read more …

Overall, I think I did well in this unit. I had prior knowledge in most of the algebra concepts and that made it easy to grasp. The 7/8 problems on the test provided me with a challenge and I had to apply the knowledge I had in an unfamiliar situation. The most memorable aspect of this unit was probably working on the challenge set problems. Since these were varied, I had to use all the tools in my math toolbox in order to solve each unique problem. Some of the problems proved to…Read more …

Approaching unfamiliar situations and finding patterns is an important skill to have and is an effective problem solving strategy. Having this skill in one's math toolkit is useful. Criterion B especially focuses on investigating patterns and explaining why they behave the way they do, which was exemplified in the recent Criterion B Assessment. I think I did well this assessment. Unlike last time, I kept a controlled variable and tried to notice patterns with the dependent variables. By changing the controlled variable (to be specific, the number of edge points) it was possible…Read more …

The second unit of the year has come to an end. This one has been about rational numbers; the knowledge that I've learnt during this unit can be applied to many real world situations. Since we use rational numbers all the time in real life, it is essential to know the skills to use them correctly. I think I am best at using the order of operations to solve multi-step problems involving different operations. Without the order of operations, one could solve an arithmetic problem in different ways; knowing the order of operations…Read more …

First of all, I'd like to say that the assessment was very well put together and I had a great time working through the problems. I did fairly well in most of the areas especially in the first three problems about the three swimmers and the patterns in their plans. I found it fairly easy to recognise the patterns and create functions to match those patterns, and it was second nature for the most part. I analysed the data and made sure to check my answers. My answers also included appropriate mathematical vocabulary.…Read more …

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