Category Archives: Mathematics

Reflection on Patterns HW

Today I’m gonna talk about my pattern homework.

Instructions:

“Have Mum/Dad/your sibling recreate patterns you describe. Pretend that you are communicating via the telephone. How would you describe the patterns you see?

Use these questions to help you:

What does it look like? Is it growing or shrinking? What can you say to your Mum/Dad/sibling to allow them to recreate the pattern without actually seeing it?”

I chose to do this activity with my mom, it was kinda hard since my mom was not a native English speaker so her English was not that good (sorry mom 😓). I did 3 patterns with her, surprisingly it went better than expected! I thought it wouldn’t look too similar as everyone has different thoughts.

1st pattern:

 

My words:

It uses triangles, starts with 7 and decreases 1 each time.

Mom’s Drawing:

2nd pattern:

My words:

It’s a growing pattern. Yout stack the squares on top of each other and you add 3 all the time. Start with 3 to 15.

Mom’s Drawing:

3rd pattern:

My words:

It’s a shrinking pattern, starts with 40 and you divide by 2. Use circles.

Mom’s Drawing:

Week 2 reflection of 6A

This week we were mainly working on patterns in math. I learnt a little bit more about Venn Diagrams and a little more about geometric patterns. For the Venn Diagrams, I learned about how if it isn’t any of the choices labelled on top of the Venn Diagram or if it doesn’t suit the middle then you put it onto the side. Ms.B used a metaphor where basically the 2 teams were in the two circles but not in the middle, the middle where the two circles met was the referee. The audience (numbers that didn’t suit either 3) though was put off onto the side as people cheering on the stands. After Ms.B had said this I understood a bit more about Venn Diagrams.

 The bad part about week 2 was that Ms.B had to create a little bit of a warning system as some of us weren’t being respectful and listening to each other, the warning system will not be official until we have decided on week 3 of school. We do need to work on listening to others and being more respectful as I had said in the last reflection. We should also work on using our inside voices, that’s the opposite for me though because I tend to be too quiet at times.  

Aside from math and organising we also thought about reflection. Questions we asked ourselves were ‘What difficulties do you face when reflecting?’ and ‘Why do we reflect?’. To answer these questions we were put into groups. I was in a group with Agatha, Trevis, Zara and Declan. Our top 3 answers for ‘Why do we reflect?’ were:

  1. To improve
  2. Feedback
  3. So that we know what we’ve possibly done wrong

For ‘What difficulties do you face when reflecting?’ we wrote:

  1. Not being able to put your thoughts into words
  2. Thinking of ideas to fill the page
  3. Forgetting thing you did or forgetting the details

Two of those difficulties I am currently facing, which are ‘Thinking of ideas to fill the page’ and ‘Forgetting things you did or forgetting the details.  

Next week I plan to be a little bit more confident and try to speak louder, I also plan on participating more in class conversations. Other than that I should also work on my math, as when we were doing ‘Morning Math Problems’ I sometimes had problems understanding the questions and had to ask my deskmates.

 

Help! SOS!

Subtraction

Βοήθησέ με

Voíthisé me

( help me in Greek)

Readers please help me!!!I’m in big trouble! So basically I had a math partner called Zara and we tested each other at three digit mental subtraction, at first we were aiming for accuracy  for our pre-assessment. I got everything right (surprisingly)and Zara only got one mistake. I told my mom about it and she was so happy for me. The next day we had our post-assessment and this time we were aiming for speed instead of accuracy.Let me tell you that that was a huge mistake because in the end we both got one question wrong. I haven’t told my mom yet becauseI know she’ll scream her head off about it.So please help me and if any of you readers out there that are reading this and are going to do a math test similar to  Zara and my one than just remember to aim for accuracy rather than speed.Man I used to think that maybe if everything was right the first time than I can go on to speed,but now I know just to stick with accuracy.

 

The Timeline Project

TimelineHoloha readers. (that’s hello in Hawaiian)

As you can see from the title I am going to talk about my timeline project. Bassicaly I had a project with my teacher to work with a partner and create a timeline.( a timeline is a line with important dates on it) I chose to work with Caitlyn. We created a timeline about the major events of the 21st century. We only had two periods to finish it so we were in a rush. When you are in a rush you tend to make mistakes and thats exactly what happened to us. Therefor we got a bad grade for correct dates on our timeline.Although we got bad grades on the correct dates we did not fight, we laughed instead.

Black Hat: This is not a good example of my learning because I did not check for mistakes in our timeline as we were in a rush.

Red Hat : When reflecting on this piece I felt very idiotic because I did not check the timeline and when doing this I should have not felt too in a rush and check it before adding details. When I feel idiotic it could lead to anger so when I reflect on my timeline I get mad sometimes.

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Alien Number System

Alien Number SystemBonjour everybody! ( hello in French)

As you can see from the photo I am going to tell you today about our ( me and Samantha) poster and why we created it. First of all our teacher told us to pair up and create either a base 4  number system or a base 6 number system. I chose to work with Samantha  and we chose to work on the base 4 number system. We didn’t get it at first and thought about the place value of the base 4 number system instead of the base 4 number system and also did the wrong thing with the symbols. So when we were using the base 4 number system symbols to divide and multiply we got it wrong. On the last day Samantha asked our teacher why is it called a base 4 number system if there is no four. Then our teacher explained it to us the proper way, for the symbols it was ok but not for the multiply and divide. We already coloured it with marker. Well now I know that I should always double check with a teacher.

White Hat: I learned how to use a base four number system and how it works. Such as creating 4 symbols for 1,2,3 and 4 . Then putting the 1 and 4 symbol together to create a five symbol.

Black Hat: This is not a good example of my learning because working on this I was a little bit off task and did not double check with a teacher.