Saturday, 20 May 2017

Probability Math

In Maths we have been learning to:


  • compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.


  • calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.


Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.


Here is some evidence of my learning.






Extended abstract text book activity

Figure it out activity 1

Figure it out activity 2

My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Home Learning Challenge - Merit post 13

Science Badge
For home learning challenges I chose to do a science badge on human biology.
Here is a link to the google slide where I recorded all the work I did.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 book review

Gone by Micheal Grant

The story is set in a small town in America. One day everyone over the age of 15 disappears and people start to develop mutant powers. The story follows a boy named Sam that everyone looks at as there leader once all the adults have disappeared. The kids that don't develop mutant powers start to call the others freaks. I think this is a great book because its interesting the whole way through.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1


In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favourite topic was the design of the Halswell skate park because I thought It was cool submitting my ideas to the council.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are


  • Year 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Monday, 10 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel Dragonkeeper


I found this novel ok because I didn't enjoy it much and it isn't a book I would chose to read on my own but I'm glad I read it because I don't read much fantasy.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
    • I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Visual Language

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Kapahaka - merit post 12

On Friday I had senior kapahaka this week we lined up outside the back of the hall because when we lined up outside the office we were to noisy. When we entered the hall we got into our lines and sung ka waiata a couple of time to warm up. Then we went right through the whole song of aoteraroa. After that we practised haremai until the morning tea bell rang. I showed the care value of excellence while I was singing and doing the actions to the songs.