Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Maths Whizz

Today for mathematics I to go on to a website called (Maths Whizz).  I learnt to get my answer by going back in hundreds, tens and units.

E.g 834-588= 246

First I took 500 of which be came 334 then I took 80 off to make it become 254 finally I took 8 off to make my answer which is 246.

Museum Trip

On Wednesday the 29th of August 2012 the seniors went on a trip to the Auckland Museum. When I got in to the museum I saw a lot of galleries throughout the whole museum.

After we went through the fashion areas we went to the Volcanic area to look at the different kinds of rocks that come out of the volcano. When I finished looking at the different rocks room 10 went into a room with a big screen. Room 10 had to sit down on the ground and watch the news. On the news there was a lady talking to a man to ask him if he knew that the eruption was going to be true or false. There was a large amount of smoke coming towards us in the screen. The building started to tilt. There was a strange noise vibrating  the whole room. The music was getting louder and louder and louder.

In the afternoon room 10 went into the Maori areas to learn about the things we would need  take on a journey to New Zealand in a waka. We also had to learn about the first person who followed an octopus to New Zealand. Our tutors’ names’ are Awhina and Leanne. Just before we went into the Hotunui Marae we had to take our shoes of, to show respect to the teacher and also to the ancestor of the marae. After that Awhina asked Timote what  his name was and what his father’s and grandpa’s name was. Finally Awhina said to room 10 that its lunch time. After that we had to go to the front of the museum to say bye.