Tuesday, 31 October 2017

D.L.O On Triangles and Quadrilaterals

We Are Learning To:
  • Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties. What do we know about triangles and quadrilaterals?
  • Use appropriate scales, devices and metric units for length and angles.

Explain and teach your audience how to draw a triangle.

Construct (draw and build) the four key types of triangles.  

Name and draw each of these triangles: equilateral, right angled, isosceles, scalene.

Show the special properties of each triangle. This means talk about the length of sides, the size of angles, sides that are the same...

Show how to use your protractor to measure the angles within each triangle.

What other important information do you think your reader should know?

Remember: this is your own work and you do not have permission to use other people’s work from the internet.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Elections Solo Response

In term three of 2017 we were running a unit on elections. We had to learn about the real election today and how it is to run your own election. At the beginning of this election unit I placed myself as multistructural. I was able to understand and share my learning of:

Define what government means?

Describe government.
Describe ways in which people can make decisions.

Identify how the government of Aotearoa / New Zealand is different from the way in which our school is governed?
Describe who makes up our parliament. (The structure.)

Describe why some people chose to stand for parliament.

Define what democracy and voting mean?

List some of the strengths and weaknesses of a democracy.
Describe the issues that New Zealanders might think are important when choosing the person they will vote for in an election.

As we moved through our election unit I was then developing a greater understanding in which the way our structure of government works. We had to complete a task which meant that we had to read then draw the structure of government. As we then moved into running our own campaign I learnt many things about campaigning. I learnt how policies have a greater income onto those who it affects. Also, I learnt that if the effect was great on them that party would most likely get their vote.

At the end of this unit I would say I am extended abstract because I know that the decisions affect parliament make affect me and other New Zealanders because of the outcome that might occur.

The predicament I think will occur in parliament is that:
National and Labour will be close because of the policies Labour created which meant that students across New Zealand would be affected greatly in a good way. It is most likely that the majority of seats in parliament will not be defined straight away. This would then mean parties would join together. The party that has the seats to make a majority for another party would join with that party if they offer them the best term compared to the other party.

Monday, 25 September 2017


Create - Mathematics. We are learning to recognise and explain invariant properties within transformations. Invariant properties are ‘the things about a shape that don’t change’ when we transform it.
Our focus is on
  • Describing patterns using the language of transformations

We will have met the success criteria when we have created an artwork to

  • show how under rotation lengths, areas, angles do not change but orientation does.
  • show how under reflection lengths, areas and angles do not change but orientation does.
  • show how under translation lengths, areas, angles and orientation do not change.
HINT: Use your Dragon Maths work in your DLO

Rules and Relationships

Create - Mathematics. We are learning to recognise and explain rules and relationships within patterns.

Our focus is on
  • graphing relationships within patterns.
  • creating and interpreting graphs
  • graphing through four quadrants

  • We will have met the success criteria when we
    • graph a word problem on paper and through a computer spreadsheet

    • explain how positive and negative coordinates are plotted onto a graph

    • can interpret graphed information

Monday, 18 September 2017

Political Pamphlet

We have to create a pamphlet for our political party using “Canva”. We need to think about layout, and readability.  We need to include at least two policies, information about our leadership and participants. We need to include our slogan and logo.

✓ Name of Party

✓ ID Leaders

✓ Slogan

✓ Deliberate use of colour

✓ Photo of Party Participants

✓ Clear to read/see

✓ Layout

✓ Logo

✓ Contact Details

✓ Policies x 2

We have compared our pamphlet to a real political pamphlet. Out of a score of 10 we got 10/10 including all of the above.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Maori Language Week With Scratch

WALT create and share a learning game on scratch for Maori Language Week

We will be successful when we have created a successful scratch learning game that allows other students to learn te reo words.

Political Speech

WALT show an increasing understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences.

Context: Rotary Speech Competition and the New Zealand Elections

Success Criteria: we will have met our learning intentions when we can

  • Plan our speech using Coggle
  • Construct texts that show an awareness of purpose and audience through deliberate choice of content, language, and text form.
  • Convey and sustain personal voice where appropriate.
  • Write and film our own version of a “edTalk” to share with our peers.