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.
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.
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.
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.
Win at the fair is a game we have been focusing in project maths. Win at the fair is a game when you roll two dice and you move somewhere based on what number your rolled. When we started learning about win at the fair the price was to play $1. The money you could win was 20c 50c $1 $2 $3 $4 $5. This did not work out we lost more money then we made. So we made changes and modified the game board to see if this will be profitable. I think everyone’s game board made money, on maths 300 we could only change prices and the arrows leading to heaps different prices. But you couldn’t change the price to play the game it had to stay one dollar and you couldn’t make any rules, one of my rules was if you roll doubles you have to start again and pay again I thought that rule would really help making money for the school. We also had to make it fair so people would play the game and will be able to win money.
This is the most amount of money you can possible lose so this is the worst game board ever! I think anyone will play this game.
This is my best game board it profited 53c every game played out of 1000
This is my first draft of a game board. I think this profited money I can’t really remember.
This was my most successful game board. I think really deeply and thought can I make a board with good prices so people would play it. I was curious to see if it will work and I experimented it payed of. I played about 15 and the best average was like 45c and the most I lost was like about 60c. I asked a few people to see if my game board will be make money they said yes and that board is pretty good. They were right! It was a pretty good game board.
I loved focusing on win at the fair it was so much fun and I cant wait to look at my next problem for project maths. I loved these weeks of Win at the fair.
In PE we have been continuing with the drop punt. We used Ipads to film us kicking, to be honest I could’ve done a bit better. Then we played a game of around the world, this guy connor was cheating all the way through because everyone got him out even though I was still in the game [I won]. This was one of my favourite games and we haven’t played it since year 3. I cannot wait until the next PE session.
In inquiry we learnt more about TED Talks. This time it was Richard Turere and he was talking about his invention. He was talking about keeping lions away from eating cows.
First of all he tried to light a fire and keep them away but it was actually helping the lions by to see where the cows are.
Second time he tried a scarecrow on the first night the lions didn’t come, the second night it didn’t work because the lions realised it did not move. So that doesn’t work.
One night he was walking around with a torch and then he realised that lions are scared of a moving light and he used that knowledge to build a flashed that kept on blinking in the night and that tricked the lions, so the lions thought it was moving so they got really scared and never came again. The third time lucky, it worked!
Nearly everybody in that lives around him heard about the invention and everyone asked him if he can do the same thing at there house because there cattle or sheep or anything else was getting eaten by lions. So his invention really helped Kenya and he got a scholarship to a good school and that really helped with his dreams when grows up.
His next idea is to build a electric fence and first time he tried to build it he got an electric shock but he still wishes to build an electric fence.
I really liked his idea and it worked so good. I can not wait to do a TED talk. I loved this session of inquiry!
In maths we have been given a activity to solve a problem.
At first I didn’t understand the question but I read it a bit more carefully and then I understood the question way better. My strategy was guess and check, I used this strategy okay I think. It took me about 5-10 mins to figure this problem, my dad helped and his help was very helpful.
To be honest I am not looking forward to the next problem.