Passion Project 3


I haven’t been able to film because I have had a bye for the past 2 weeks but my dad is going film me on the weekend playing cricket. But I have a pretty good idea of my dad will film about. Fielding batting and bowling. I am so looking to finishing my passion project.

Billiard Ball

In the past few lessons in project maths we have been focusing on a project called billiard ball. I have only had one lesson on this so I don’t really know anything about it. We had a pool table we customize it to make it bigger or smaller. We had to figure out how many bounces it will take to finally fall into a pocket, the ball bounced of the sides on a forty-five degree angle. Then we went onto the software and try to figure some rules. We had to insert the length and width into the software, so if I inserted thirty-two length and eighty-seven width that would be the size of the pool table. I found out some rules. If you put 1 as the length or width it the other number you put into the software, the total number of bounces will equal 1 less then the second number you put in. Example 1 by 57, it will equal 56. This only works with numbers 1-99. Another rule is if you put 2 into length or width, the total number of bounces will equal the same as the other number you put in. Example 2 by 35 it will equal 35. This only works with numbers 15-99.


Passion Project

This term I will be doing cricket. I was thinking my dad will film when I’m playing cricket, my film will mainly focus on bowling, batting, fielding and maybe wicket keeping. My dad nearly comes to every cricket game and I think this should be no problem for him. He will be filming on the boundary while I play, he won’t get the best footage but it will do. I am very excited to be doing a film about cricket it should be very fun.

Maths investigations

We started a new project last week and finished it two days ago 17/10/2017. It was called building views. On the first investigation sheet, we had to transfer the numbers 2D shapes into 3D shapes on paper. While working on front views and side views.  it said numbers 0-4 on a 4×4 grid,  example building number 1





We had to build the building,. Then we had to draw what we saw from the front view and the side view. My strategy was guess and check. I used this strategy because it helped me a lot, so when I finished the building I just built, I checked if it was right. so this strategy was very good. I worked by myself for this one because I found fairly easy. The thing that  was challenging for me, it was doing not that fast. I thought I should have done it quicker.

When you finished sheet one you moved on to investigation sheet two. The sheet two was way harder because you had find the maximum amount of blocks you could fit into the building. It is the opposite of sheet one because you have to look at the side view and the front view and you had to keep those views and make a birds eye view. The first thing you have to do on the second sheet is start with 15 blocks and keep the views. Josh, Darcy and Robbie. They helped me a lot so when I got a bit stuck they helped me. Building 1 max 20 min 6 variations 4.  Building 2 max 21 min 11 variations 37. building 3 max 17 min 7 variations 5. Building 4 max 20 min unknown variations unknown.

This activity was very fun and I loved it so much and I wait to continue with something like this.

Passion Project

I am doing motorbike for my passion project term 3. I got heaps of my footage but I need a bit more. I have started my editing and I have progressed very well and I am nearly done. I have used lots of shots.

The jumps were covered in weeds of stuff so I got rid of them so I knew where I was going to land. In my film I am using slow motion for heaps of bits of footage.

I can’t wait to finish.


The topic I want to focus on is GFC. I really love footy and the Geelong cats is my favourite team so I really want to focus on the topic. We think we are going to get a private tour by one of the Geelong cats players. We are going to interview him.

I want to look at the stadiums the cats has had. They have had 4 stadiums, Church Hill, Argyle, Corio Oval and Kardinia park.

The other thing I want to look at is famous Geelong players like Carji Greeves, Gary Ablett and Joe Slater etc. And how the big the impact they have left on Geelong.

This has been really fun and I am very excited to be doing this amazing project. And I can’t wait to see my finished product.


Passion Project

I think I will do motorbike riding for my second passion project. I really enjoy motorbike riding and I have some jumps around my property. I might get a gopro or I might invite a friend over to film while I do the jumps.

The jumps are covered with grass and weeds so I will not film straight away. I’ve got a KTM 65 2 STROKE. I have been riding a motorbike for a long time. I just will ride around my property doing jumps and stuff. The shots I’m going to use are C.U, L..S and M.S.

I am looking forward to continuing with this.

Gauss Beats the teacher

We have focused on a maths activity called gauss beats the teacher. It’s when a dude is really smart and the teacher hates him and the teacher gives him a maths activity to keep him quiet an the teacher walks somewhere and walks back to the dude and he’s done. The activity was adding all the numbers 1-100 and see what it equals. My strategy was to 1-9 10-18 and so on to 90-99 and then finally add the 100.  Joe and I found out a pattern it goes up 81 like 45, 126, 207 etc. And the last digit of each number goes up 1 every time 45 126 207 etc. I used heaps of strategies like guess and check, solve a simpler problem and test all possible solutions.

We made shapes and drew them we tried to make them not to complicated and we found 2 solutions to figure how much blocks there were. I did [4×4]+[3×2]+3=25 My other way was [4×3]+[3×2]+7=25. We used BID MAS. Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction. We had a extension problem to find out how many evens there were and add them up. We found that there is 50 evens and so the answer is 2500 because it is half the 1-100 challenge.  So finished that as well.   I loved this problem and hope to do it again.

Triple R

Term 2 over! Nearly, It has gone so fast. I am so looking forward to holidays, I have really enjoyed term 2 like doing passion projects and ted talks. Even though I have had trouble with editing but I think it has been really fun I have enjoyed learning to edit. Passion project has fun because it was something new, I have never done it before and look forward to doing it next term. Ted talks has been fun because I have learnt so much when I was watching the former year sixers doing the ted talk I really loved it.

My 3 goals are for next term is

Do remember to charge my laptop every night

Get homework done in time

Work with people I don’t usually work with

I have really enjoyed this term and look forward next term.

Passion Project

I really starting to love doing my passion project. Even though I have done it is really been fun. I think my editing has been okay, because I am not an expert. The shots I have used are F.S [full shot] M.S [mid shot]. It is not much but I think it will do, I have also used some texts on Premier pro, I did not know how to do it before. And I also somehow changed the volume of different videos.

I am excited to show the class. When I got all my filming done and on top the editing stage, I had no idea what I was doing. I did not know how to manage Premier Pro. That was the biggest challenge of the year for me, but I think that I adapted from that challenge and overcame it. Even though I still need some help from an expert [josh]. The thing I am most happy about is becoming an okay editor. It has been fun learning about Premier Pro, now I can edit in this future year.