Math iFolio

What activities in this unit helped you learn a new math concept? Explain the activity, your new learning (be specific!) and provide a snapshot of the work.

In Unit 3, we learnt about Geometry. In one part, we did an investigation about finding the area of a circle. We used four different methods in the investigation: the Curvy Parallelogram, the Egyptian Method, and Beans. All of these methods have very close answers to each other and the original answers. The Curvy Parallelogram is most efficient of all methods in my opinion because since I know how to calculate the area of a parallelogram, it is an advantage to calculate it.

Skills in PE that impacts me most in daily life.

I have learnt many different skills in PE, including co-operation and teamwork. But the one that I think impacts me most in my daily life is sportsmanship, because in order to success in a sport, we need to train hard and practice every day to get used to the sport and excel in it. I always wanted to play basketball properly, therefore I practice shooting the ball into the net for at least 45 min in the weekend. My dad knows basketball, so he then plays and practices with me. Now I can play quite well in a basketball shooting in PE class.

What I have learnt in Science throughout the year.

In the very first unit in Science this year, we built a piece of furniture using cardboard. The purpose of the piece of furniture is to give the best mode of comfort for students in school. Before we made the piece of furniture, we learnt about different kinds of scientific principles, such as stability, centre of gravity, different kinds of forces (external and internal), etc. All these terms are components on making a perfect piece of furniture (I made a cardboard sofa). Next we did some experiments related to our question. I worked on the question “How the number of beams affect the stability of the furniture?”. Based on the results, I used the highest number of beams as reference for the number of beams I would add to my furniture.

 

I used different methods to solve the problems, like asking the teacher for help. For conducting research, I used Google to search up science-related information.

What I have learnt so far from Humanities

What I have learnt so far?

In Humanities, I have learnt a lot since the very beginning of the school year. I have learnt some geography skills, such as BOLTS and using coordinates to find a specific region in the planet (absolute location). I also did a fun activity about zombies. I learnt about teamwork (MMA), and citing sources from NoodleTools, and also learnt to search information in a specific way from Ms Holm in the library. This subject is actually one of my most successful subjects in this school.

This might be useful when I want to become my dream occupation, a palaeontologist, because they need to go to different places that have various geographic landscapes. Teamwork is also a key factor I can use in the future.

Humanities is awesome, even better than the one in my old school.

 

Design Coding

App 3 – conditional checker

This app is a simple conditional checker app. I used three objects (text fields, labels and a button) on the storyboard. I created 2 @IBOutlets to interface my objects, in addition to an @IBAction to allow my button to tell if the student is in US or LS. I learned using “if” and “else” to show that if the condition is different, things would change. It is my most successful app, as it tells me what a basic app looks like.∗

∗ I apologize if the screenshot is not clear.

Ukulele Peer Review

 

Name of Peer *
Jayden Ooi

 

Song Choice *
Amazing Grace

 

 

Cii

Identify alternatives and perspectives

 

Listen or watch your peer’s final recording submission. After listening, read their artistic intention and thought process behind their work. How does what you thought align with theirs? *
I included the strumming in my song and sang. He did this too in his song.

 

What interesting, different, or exciting elements did they use that you would be incorporate into yours next time round? *
He sang a bit louder than me, which is good.

 

Did the context of the song change through their interpretation? *
The context of the song did not change because he did not play it in time.

Saxophone Go For Excellence #29

Note Accuracy
Rhythm Accuracy
Tempo

 

Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Articulation Precision
Tone Quality
Intonation
Connection

Dynamics

 

I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over the first music section. Explain… *
I have learned the right embouchure to blow my instrument properly and to control my blowing to not make a too-loud sound. I also learnt to control my breath in order to play a longer note. I learnt to control the rhythm of the song that I played.

 

I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
I used the right tempo to keep the music in beat. I used a right, comfortable mouth embouchure. I also faced my instrument not directly, but loud enough to my computer to record it. This is the best I can do.

Ukulele Recording

Ai

Demonstrate awareness of the art form studied, including the use of appropriate language.

Aiii

Demonstrate awareness of the links between the knowledge acquired and artwork created.

Ci

Identify an artistic intention.
Through the process of learning Ukulele skills and working through Garageband I learned musical terms/definitions. Discuss. *
Musical terms : dynamics, melody, tempo and rests.
How were your decisions on your final arrangement informed by the formative unit work? *
I was informed to pay attention to the rhythm and try to do the strumming to make the music more harmonious.
Music is communication, music is compromise, music requires discipline, music means collaboration. Discuss in relation to your work. *
When relating to collaboration, we need to respect each other and not disturb each other during recording. Music requires discipline so that we can concentrate on our work.
I had a strong artistic direction for my final musical audio recording. Discuss. *
I had a strong direction because after many times of practice , I became used to the notes and could play it quite well.
I enjoyed this unit very much. My favourite parts were…
Getting to play the ukulele and playing the instrument I’ve always wanted to play : the saxophone.
I did not enjoy this unit. The elements that contributed to my lack of enjoyment were…
Disturbing (adj) classmates during serious recording
After completing this unit I think that there could be improvements. I feel…
That I should improve on the plucking on the ukulele strings .