Graduation Reflection

As the door opened I could see the smiling faces of parents, grandparents, friends, and the teachers. Tonight was the year graduation!

Going back to the start, the night started with us going to a restaurant to eat our dinner. And as I talked to my friends I couldn’t help feeling nervous, like I was the only person in the world. Then I thought back to the practices we did for the dance and I shuddered thinking that my family would laugh at me. I’m sure everyone in the room felt like that too.

Soon It was time to walk in and sit down to the crowd of smiling faces and applause. It was crucial from then on not to make any mistakes. But as the door opened I realized it didn’t matter.

Suddenly  we were being handed our certificate in a dazzle of handshakes waves and flash photography. At one point when I got mine I didn’t know if I should leave the stage or not. But luckily in the end everything worked out.

Then a girl called grace read out her valedictory speech which I also wanted to read out to everyone. My speech was read out to everyone in year five and six a few weeks ago. I didn’t get as many laughs as other people but I thought it was good. As I though about this wile listening to her speech I finally decided that the teachers made the right decision on choosing her speech.

Then it was time for the specialist rewards. every time they would read out the reward I though to myself ” oh I hope I get one”. over and over again. And then when they read out the buddies award they said my name which was another best part about graduation.

After all the awards had been done I remembered the dance. I remembered all the smiling faces watching me. And I remembered the embarrassment I would have! Then I herd those words from the school captain jack, “and now could all the year sixes go outside for the final farewell”. I wanted to explode and as I lined up I almost did.

1,2,3, “clap” 4,5,6, “clap” the dance was amazing! everyone got it right and I couldn’t see any mistakes. even the partner dancing wasen’t bad! and after we made a circle and did our favourite bow I could see my family, and I was happy…

When I finally got home tired and looked at all the photos of me and my friends I opened my certificates my parents said they were proud of me! And saw not only the past, but the future. My graduation was fantastic!

 

 

B.T.N Lost Votes Reflection

Today I watched a B.T.N storey about a ballet box that went missing in western Australia and people have only found it a while after the election. This was quite a shock to everyone because it could have changed the election completely. But because the election is over the votes still wont count. detectives are looking into why it went missing and how.

For me this was also a shock and I think that it might have been stolen on purpose so that a party would have a better chance of winning but it probably just somehow got misplaced. if I was a detective on the case I would ask all the party’s in the election if the stole it or not. but since we don’t know for sure right now we will have to wait.

MMPSQ term 4 week 8 question 24 (last)

Predict
I predict that I will use my knowledge on multiplication for this question because I can see the times (x) symbol in the equation.

Read

Fill in the missing digits in the multiplication.

8 x 1?4 = ?9?

Clarify

I had nothing to clarify.

Big question

What numbers will fit into the missing spaces?

Strategies

I will use the strategies “Break the problem into smaller parts” and “try all possibilities”

Solve

I solved this by first thinking 8 x 4 is 32 so I put 2 in the first answer box and carried the three above the second top box. Then I thought what times eight plus three would equal 19 and that was two so I put a two the the second top box. Finally then I carried the one over the hundred and multiplied eight times one hundred plus another hundred which got me a nine in the third answer box.

Summary

I  predicted that I would use my knowledge on multiplication and I did. I also used all my strategies that I said I would use and I did when I solved the problem.

100 WC week 15 holiday prompt

As we walked into the igloo a canvas stood as high as a house in front of us with paints that were in every color. “Wow!” shouted Billy with a warm breath cloud puffing out of his mouth like a steam train. “Fifty kilometers of walking through the antarctic dessert and we find an igloo with a few paint brushes WHAT A RIP OFF!” whined Fred obviously disappointed. “No no no!” exclaimed billy piking up a brush “it’s just like granddad said”. As he said this he painted a ship on a horizon. Then amazingly the ship started to move.

MMPSQ term 4 week 7

Predict I predict that I will use the strategy “break the problem into smaller parts”  because this is the same type of question as the other questions on the recent maths mate sheets that I have been doing.

Read

Which deal costs less per litre? A) $32 for 4 L B) $8.50 for 1 L

Clarify

I had nothing to clarify

Big question

How much does each cost per litre?

Strategy

I will use the strategy “break the problem into smaller parts” because of my prediction.

Solve

I solved this by first finding out a number that was a multiple of 32 and 8.50 and I got 544. Then I got a piece of paper and first wrote that $8.50 x 64 = $544. So then since that $8.50 x 64 = $544 I wrote 1L x 64 = 64L. So then I knew how much deal (B) cost. Then I moved on to deal (A) where I used the same method. First $32 x 17 which was also $544 and then 4L x 17 which was 68L. Finally I compared the two and saw that you would get more litres with deal (A) than deal (B) with the same price $544.

Summary

I predicted that I would use the strategy “break the problem into smaller parts and I did when I solved the question. I also used the same method that I used for the same type of question as the other questions on the recent maths mate sheets that I have been doing.

Forensic Scientist mini Project: Joseph Bell By Luke

This is the recording of the project audacity project speech

Joseph Bell was born on the 2nd December 1837 and died on the 4th October 1911. He was the grand son of Benjamin Bell a scientific surgeon who people said was the farther of the Edinburgh school of surgery.

Joseph Bell studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh medical school and received an MD when he was 22 years old in 1859. He also wrote a book called the Manual of the Operations of Surgery.

Joseph Bell also worked in forensic science. He helped solved police investigations (mostly in Scotland) with the police and with forensic expert professor Littlejohn.

Joseph Bell had an impact on the world because he introduced emphasizing the importance of close observation in making a diagnosis. To show this, he would often choose a random person and observe him to see what his occupation and recent activities have been. These skills caused him to be considered a pioneer in forensic science and forensic pathology at a time when science was not used much in crimes.

Joseph Bell inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle was a medical student in one of Bell’s classes at the University of Edinburgh medical school where Bell worked. Bell’s work interested Arthur so he based a character “Sherlock Holms” on him but bell said he greatly exaggerated his powers.

According to Irving Wallace in his book ” the fabulous originals” Joseph Bell assisted in investigating three famous crimes: Eugene Chantrelle’s opium poisoning of his wife in 1878 in Glasgow, the jack the ripper case(working with professor Little John), and the trial of Alfred Monson for the murder of Cecil John Hambrough at the Ardlamont estate in the Highlands in 1893. According to Dr Ely Liebow,  Bell correctly identified Jack the Ripper. “Bell and a friend analyzed the Ripper killings and put the name of the killer in an envelope. They gave the envelope to the Edinburgh police, who sent it to London where the crimes occurred. The contents were never revealed, but there were no more murders.”

These are the web sights that I used to get my information:

10/11/13

http://www.diogenes-club.com/joebell.htm

10/11/13

http://www.sherlockian-sherlock.com/dr-joseph-bell-the-real-sherlock-holmes.php

10/11/13

http://www.siracd.com/work_bell.shtml

23/11/13

http://forum.casebook.org/archive/index.php/t-114.html

100WC Letter in a bottle

Dear children who suffered from the disaster in the Philippines, do not give up hope. Help from Countries will come to all of your towns eventually and help those in need and treat your wounded. In time your cities will be standing again and your water will be running again. People in Australia and all over the world are sending money and funds to clean up the rubble of your homes and build new and better homes. Just keep in mind that even in the sadness of tragedy there is always a glimmer of hope. Do not give up hope…

Scientist Interview

Alex: Good morning Luke, care to take a seat?

Alex: so mister Luke what do you do for a living?

Luke: I study and analyse handwriting samples.

Alex:  When you are measuring the angles of letters, what method are you using?

Luke: well usually Mister Alex, I like to use a protractor so I can easily measure the letter slants and angles.

Alex: So, Luke, what is another way you can figure out the note is a forgery?

Luke: when comparing the two samples, I check for their unusual letter formations like the symbol ‘&’ instead of the word ‘and’ or the symbol for addition +. And If I see any slight differences, I know it’s a forgery.

Alex:  What equipment do you use for your work?

Luke: Well I usually I use compound and stereo microscopes to see even the tiniest differences in the words and letters. I also use rulers and protractors to measure and see the slants on the letters.

Alex: Has anyone used another way of forgery without writing?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where a blackmailer cut out letters from magazines and glued them to the paper making sure that their handwriting couldn’t be analysed.

Alex: Is it just criminals that forge, or can family forge as well?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where the parents of George Harrison wrote the wrong address of where he died on his death certificate so that the location of his death wasn’t a shrine to fans.

Alex: Well, that’s all the time we have, so thanks for coming Luke!

Luke: My pleasure!

Alex: Good morning Luke, care to take a seat?

Alex: so mister Luke what do you do for a living?

Luke: I study and analyse handwriting samples.

Alex:  When you are measuring the angles of letters, what method are you using?

Luke: well usually Mister Alex, I like to use a protractor so I can easily measure the letter slants and angles.

Alex: So, Luke, what is another way you can figure out the note is a forgery?

Luke: when comparing the two samples, I check for their unusual letter formations like the symbol ‘&’ instead of the word ‘and’ or the symbol for addition +. And If I see any slight differences, I know it’s a forgery.

Alex:  What equipment do you use for your work?

Luke: Well I usually I use compound and stereo microscopes to see even the tiniest differences in the words and letters. I also use rulers and protractors to measure and see the slants on the letters.

Alex: Has anyone used another way of forgery without writing?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where a blackmailer cut out letters from magazines and glued them to the paper making sure that their handwriting couldn’t be analysed.

Alex: Is it just criminals that forge, or can family forge as well?

Luke: Well, there was this incident where the parents of George Harrison wrote the wrong address of where he died on his death certificate so that the location of his death wasn’t a shrine to fans.

Alex: Well, that’s all the time we have, so thanks for coming Luke!

Luke: My pleasure!

MMPSQ term 4 sheet 6 question 22

Predict: I predict that I will solve this problem by using the same method “Breaking the problem into smaller parts” for that last question like this on sheet 5 question 22.

Read:Which deal costs less per metre?

A) $1.50 for 15 metres

B) $5 for 45 metres

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify

Big question: How much does each deal cost per metre?

Strategies: I will use the strategy “Break the problem into smaller parts”

Solve:How I solved this was I first looked for a multiple of one hundred that was also a multiple of 15 and 45. Then I multiplied 15 metres by 60 and got 900 metres. Next I multiplied $1.5 by 60 and got 90$. Then I got the 45 metres and multiplied 45 metres by 20 and got 900 metres. Next I multiplied $5 by 20 and got $100. Finally I compared the two and eel “A” was $10 cheaper than eel “B”

Summery: I think that I did well solving the problem and using my strategy “Break the problem into smaller parts” to work out which deal was cheaper. Also I used the same method as I used on the similar problem that was on sheet 5 as I said in my prediction.

MMPSQ term 4 sheet 5 question 22

Predict: I predict that I will use the strategy “write an equation” when I solve this.

Read: which deal costs less per gram?                                                              A) $5 for 500 g                                                                                                B) $3 for 250 g

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Big question:  How much does each deal cost per gram.

Strategies: I  will use the strategies write an equation and break the problem into smaller parts.

Solve: How I solved this was first I got a sheet of paper and wrote down first 500 g x 10 = 5000 g then 5$ x 10 = 50. So, now I know that 5000 g in deal (A) are 50$. Then I wrote 250 g x 20 which was also 5000 g and then 3$ x 20 which equalled 60$. So then I compared the costs for 5000 g and deal (A) was 10$ cheaper than deal (B) so Deal (A) was my cheaper answer.

Summary: I predicted that I would use the strategy “write an equation” and I did use it to break the problem into equations which is also a strategy I used while solving it “break the problem into smaller parts”