August 15

Gauss Beats The Teacher

Today I started and my class mates finished a projected in project maths called Gauss Beats the Teacher. The really cool thing about the problem Gauss beats the teacher is that Gauss actually existed and he actually completed this  problem. He was born in 1777 and passed away in 1855.

The Problem

The problem is that when Gauss was in school he finished a task so the teacher gave him one that he thought would keep him quiet till lunch time but before the teacher could get back to there desk he had figured out the problem.

The is that you have to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100.

The way I figured out this problem was in my book I would have the numbers 1 to 10 going landscape and portrait. With the numbers 1 to 10 going down/portrait I would add them by going 10 + 9 = 19 and then with the numbers going across/landscape I would cross them off so I know not to use them again. After I got my answer for the group of numbers I was working on I would add it to the previous group.

55 + 155 =210

210 + 255 = 465

I kept doing that till I got to the group 21 to 30 and I started to see a pattern.

1 to 10 = 55

11 to 20 = 155

21 to 30 = 255

I do not know why it is 5050 not 5055 because I was not there on the day my class did this problem so I had to quickly find a way to work it out.

I didn’t really use that many strategies, but I did find a pattern and I did draw all the numbers out then cross them off witch is sort of a strategy (Draw a diagram) I also used addition so I guess I did use a bit of  strategies.

Although I did not have that much time to do this problem I really enjoyed it. It is very fun and I liked the fact that gauss was a mathematician and he completed this problem that everyone in my class completed. I hope we get to do more problems like this because they are really fun and they do not take for ever to complete.


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August 13

The Lost Princess

Today in RRR we where watching a video about cyber safety. It is called the lost princess. We were asked to choose one of the characters I and I chose Charlotte. All of the people who were in the film were actors acting out situations that happened to kids in real life.

The story

Charlottes situation is that in the morning she gets up early to log onto a website witch she had to lie and say her age was 13 not 12. She meets this boy/guy that she begins to trust and eventually gives her computer email to. They get really close and he starts to ask her questions that she does not want anyone to know about, so she try’s to avoid talking to him but he is always there sending emails and text messages because she accidently gave him, her message account. One night she keeps texting while eating dinner and her mum continues to get mad at her, so she stomps off to her room her mum reads the texts and realizes what has happened. She was meant to meet up with him and he wasn’t a boy he was a grown up, he was also contacting other girls too.

I think it is very important to be carful online because you do not know who you could be texting. For all we know we might be thinking where texting someone our age but then to find out that there actually 40.

I think it is very important to listen to the messages that are in the film:

Be carful online

Make sure your 110% sure that you are texting someone you know


I am glad the people who made this film made it because it has a lot of great messages and to know that the situations that are in the film are real life ones just makes it that much more important. To know that that could happen to you any time is scary but it makes it more important to listen to the massages in the film.



July 23

Passion Project #1

This term we are doing passion projects again.

I have decided to do cooking because I really like cooking for my family and make really yummy good. I have decided to make brownies because I found this really good recipe on the holidays witch I have already made 4 times. It will also not take as much time to film so it means I will have more time to edit and find out more editing tricks.

I want to show people that I like cooking and that brownies are really yummy 🙂🍉🍍I also want to show that although cooking may not be for everyone it is still really fun and you can cook really yummy food with the right ingredients and recipe you can make really good food.

I cannot wait till I can start filming my passion project because I love to cook it also gives me an excuse to be cooking. I also cannot wait till I can start editing because I like learning more editing skills, that I can use to enhance my passion project. If I have time or I decide I need to add something to my passion project I will make brownies hand made, because the original recipe I am going to use involves me using our thermomix, so I was going to make brownies both ways and have a competition to see witch type of brownies taste better. I cannot wait till I get started🙂🍉🍍

To prepare for my passion project I will need to get all of the in ingredients:

  • 100 g almonds
  • 200 g Butter, cubed
  • 100 g milk chocolate, broken into blocks
  • 100 g dark chocolate, broken into blocks 
  • 170 g brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, Lightly beaten
  • 40 g cocoa

I am 99.9 percent shore I have all the ingredients at home except for the chocolate. When I make the brownie at home I do not use the dark chocolate because some people in my family do not like it, so I just use the milk chocolate and it makes it so much more rich and yummy. I will also need to decide if I am going to make a brownie hand made to compare it to the Thermomix way but I do not think I will do that.

In my shotlist I have mainly included M.S (Mid shot) and C.U (Close up). Mainly because it does not make sense to have a L.S (Long shot) When I am cooking. I am only going to put some E.C.U (Extreme close up), in my film because it will not work having E.C.U in every shot because it will go very blurry, and it will not be a good quality film.

My next step is filming, I am going to start and finish filming sometime this weekend hopefully. It will only take 40 to 50 minutes max including cooking and prepping time. It will then give me more time to edit and that will make my film look so much more better I am really excited I cannot wait. 🙂🍉🍍

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July 15

Passion Project # Feedback/Complete


I have finished my passion project at last and it has been awesome. I learnt so many tips and tricks from everyone like what I could do to get a better angle, or what I could do when editing. When I was editing my passion project I found so things that I could improve on in my hockey game to make me better.


My parents where the first people to watch my passion project and they really liked it. Mum really liked it but she gave some really good feedback, like to use some more editing techniques to enhance some of the pieces of footage. My Dad really liked it is well he gave me the same type of feedback that my mum gave me but he showed me how I could do it. When I showed my passion project to the class they all really liked how I edited it, they liked it how I made so of the clips different colours and how I put it in slow motion and then replayed it faster. The only thing they did not like was that I replayed one of the clips from the start at the end.

I improved my passion project by actioning the feedback that I got from my parents, the only reason why I did not action my classes feedback was because that was the only piece of footage I had to match my shot list.


My passion project did not turn out the way I expected it actually turned out so much better I added more editing techniques then I excepted is well. I feel so proud for what I have achieved with the passion project I thought it was going to turn out horribly but it turned out pretty well. If I had to improve anything it would be to manage my time better. I need to improve on using some different editing techniques because I used a lot of the same and I think it got kind of boring, also I think I need to work out where I should put in the effects, because I put them in random places and I think it got kind if wired. Though out this process I learnt so many different editing techniques that I can use next time. My favourite one is making something go in slow motion. I need to work on managing time better because I was managing it really well at the start of the term but then I got busy towards the end so I had to edit my passion project the day before it was due, and I had to film most things the week before it was due.

I really liked making my passion project it was really fun. Next term  am going to do cooking and I am going to make brownies because they taste so good. I am going to work on managing my time better so I can have more time to go over it.

July 14

Term 2 Reflection

Term 2 is almost over. I don’t know how I feel but I guess I am happy and sad. We now get to reflect on the term we have had.

TED Talk

The main four things I enjoyed where TED, Passion project, Maths and Drama.

TED stands for:

 T Technology                                                                                                                                                                                                 E Entertainment                                                                                                                                                                                           D Design

The reason I REALLY REALLY like TED because it is really personal to me and I had know troubles picking a topic, my topic is body image. TED has been an amazing. Today we got to show our TED story clips to multiple classes and teachers.

Everyone who came and listened to my TED Talk said it was really good. They really liked the topic I chose, they thought it was very important for people in my age group. They said it had a very strong message.

I ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT WAIT TILL NEXT TERM AND WE GET TO PREFORM OUR TED TALKS LIVE. I hope I get chosen to preform at the TED X performance after the first TED Talk performance.

Passion project

I really liked creating my passion project because I love hockey and that is what my passion project is on. My passion project turned out pretty well it defiantly turned out better than I expected. I learnt so many editing techniques while editing my passion project, like how to make the clip different colours, how to rewind or put a clip in slow motion. I really liked showing my passion project to my class and they liked it witch is good because it took forever to get all the pieces of footage.


I liked doing maths this term because I feel like I learnt so much more, and I feel like I am so much better at maths this term. We have 3 different types of maths in year 6. I like all of them.

Group Maths

I really like group maths because it is a lot of group work so that means you can work with someone, I also like it because it is based on your ability towards maths so it means if you are not the best you are not put with someone who is very good at maths. I also like the topics that we learn about.

Project Maths

I really like project maths because I like how after 4 to 5 session we change to a different game/problem. My favourite one this term was Knights tour. I really liked Knights Tour because it is like chess I am pretty good at chess.

Problem Solving Maths

I like problem solving maths because when you go home to do it at homework you can socialize with your parents because you are meant to have a grown up to help figure out the problem and you are meant to discuss it with your parents. The problems are also really cool because they get harder as you go on through out the term.


I absolutely love drama it is one of my favourite subjects and it is so sad that we can only have it for 1 semester. I loved all of the performances that we did in drama. The first performance we did was the lake and I got to memorise half the script witch was easier than I excepted. My groups performance was really good and so was everyone else’s. I won the drama award twice witch is a huge success I also got around 26 stickers witch is another success.

I can not believe the term is almost over I can not wait till term 3 begins and term 2 is over as much as I love school I need a rest so, so badly.

July 13

Reading Rant #3

Dead to you


Lisa McMann

This holidays I finished a book called Dead to you. It is about a boy named Ethan who was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family.

It is a miracle… at first.

The tensions start to build, and his family is tearing apart all over again.If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d be able to put the pieces back together.

But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked.

Something unspeakable…

I think the book comes under the categories of young adult, fiction and mystery. I think young adult because Ethan swears and it has a little bit of sexy talk in the book but it is under stander bull seeing it comes from a 16 year old boys point of view. Fiction because this could happen and has happened in real life so it is not made up, and mystery because there is a mystery that has to be solved and in the end it is.


I really, really liked this book it was exciting, engaging and it has twists you doo not expect coming. The book has about 5 or 6 swear words but the book is coming from a 16 year old boys point of view so it is a pretty expectable. The book is exciting because you do not know what is going to happen next and in some cases I have found myself agreeing with Ethan or in other words relating to him. The only thing I do not like about the book is that it ends on a cliff hanger and there were so many things that could have been explained that weren’t, witch I guess could have been good but I like to find out everything about the characters by the time the book is finished.


My favourite characters in the book were Ethan, Cami and Gracie. I really liked Ethan because he is the main character I can also relate to him on so many levels. He is really funny and I could not put the book down when something he was doing was engaging me so much. I really like Cami because she is very supportive of Ethan when he is going through a tough time. She also is very funny and is always looking for away to cheer everyone up. I really like Gracie because she is so innocent and she does not really under stand what is happening. She also try’s her hardest to make Ethan feel apart of their family again.

The character I did not like was Blake. I did not like Blake because he always trying to find away to get Ethan in trouble or prove something that will bit him in the bum  in the end of the book.

I would recommend this book to whoever likes a exciting book that is engaging and has twists and turns you do not except. Every character has a personality that you will grow to love or hate this book is also a great way to recognize somethings that can happen to people in real life.

I would give this book a 10/10 because it is a really engaging book that had me hooked when I read the title. This is a really great book.



June 16

Passion project #Editing

Last Thursday I got my last pieces of footage for my Passion project. It has been really hard to edit my Passion project because I just got my last pieces of footage and all the footage are all on different devices, Phones, iPads, Message etc. It was really hard to get all the footage because I had to find ways to collect all the potage and put it all on my laptop. Since I only just got my last pieces of potage on Thursday I still have not finished editing my Passion project.

What I have so far is very short but I am going to incorporate slow-motion effects so it increases the time on my film. Also I added in this one bit where I repeat the same footage but then I made it blue and I think that is really cool. I am also going to have rolling credits.

I used Adobe Premiere Pro to edit what I have so far of my Passion project. I really like using Adobe Premiere Pro because I think it has more variety when it comes to editing techniques then movie maker. If I run out of time I will finish my film in move maker though.

I think I have gone out of my comfort zone because I am going to use slow-motion, colour and rolling effects and if I find anything else I will use that is well. I also don’t often use effects in my films so I cannot wait to find out what it looks like.

I learnt that you can do so much more than you think on Premiere Pro it is like it has endless opportunities. I cannot wait till I learn how to use slow-motion.

June 8

Boy over board

Boy over board.


Boy over board is by Morris Gleitzman.

The book is about a Boy named Jamal and his family who leave there home Afghanistan. A story of adventure. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. Many times Jamal and Bibi get separated from their parents. Find out how Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.

I think the book is an action adventure type of book because there I a lot of action, bits when you think they are not going to survive, when you think one of them is going to die. Adventure because they have to find there way to Australia from Afghanistan, through the thick and thin, through big and small, they have to find there way.

My favourite parts in the story was when they meet Omar, at first Jamal meets him when Omar steals their ball. I like when they meet Rasheta because she is really nice to them, she gives them food and takes care of them. I also really like the fact that Bibi is actually better at soccer then Jamal because it really shows that girls are not worse then boy’s at sport.

The only thing I did not like was that at the end of the book because it just ended, there was know epilogue and there are more books but they have different characters in them and a different story. If they did a epilogue they could do what they are doing now and if there Dream came true.

My favourite character is Bibi because she is really funny with her mean names like ” camel snot”. She is also really brave and she is a better soccer player then her older brother Jamal, so it proves that girls can be better than boys.I did not like the sealer in the book because he was mean because he took the only bucket they had, he also did not give Rasheta any food.

I would recommend this book to whoever likes a book about soccer, Afghanistan and the rules they have, what refugees have to do to get from Afghanistan to Australia, how refugees can get to Australia, It also has a good hock and story line.

Out of 10i would give this book a 9/10 because it does not have a good ending it also drags on a bit. Other than that it is a really good book.


June 1

Problem Solving

This week at school we were given a new problem to solve, because we do not have a passion project blog post to do. We were all given different problems and this was mine:

On camp the students were lining up to collet their breakfast. There a re 50 students in front of Ned. Ned is hungry so he decides to move towards the front of the line. Each time one person would collect there food he would slip 2 students.

How many students will be given their food before Ned?

The way I worked this out is I figured out what 10 would be. Witch is 3 then multiplied that by 5 and you have your answer.

I think most people would think it is 5 spots for 10 but it is actually 3 because as you can see by that picture I drew on the App paint, I have the first round of 10 with is my example number witch means Ned moves up 2 spots and 1 other person collects their food so then they move out of the line.

So it would look like this.

So that would keep happening until the 10 is up. I know it is 3 for 10 because if you go up to my first working out, then you can see that if you go up 2 each time, and use you thumb to cover up the people how have gotten there food, then you can see the answer for 10 is 3.

Now if you multiple that by 5 because there are 5 lot’s of 10 in 50 the you get your total witch is:


This problem was really easy but really fun because I got to draw things on Paint it was also fun because I got to practices some easy but fun multiplication.

May 29

Win at the fair

For the past 3 lesson’s in project maths we have been looking at Win at the fair. Win at the fair is a game where you have a game board that look’s like a honeycomb, there are numbers that you can win all along the sides, you roll 2 dice and up the numbers and then that is the direction you move your counter.

In our first session we played the original game board and we recorded our findings and we put them on the weight board.

In the second session we compared 6A and 6C data,  we found out that the tally for the top one 122 so that’s how many rounds my class did and that’s how much money my class payed to play the game. Total is how much money we payed the “customers” witch was 183$. So in the end we won 61$.

In 6C data we found that there tally was 83 so that is how many games they played and how much money they payed to play the game. There total was 117.40 so that’s how much money they payed the “customers”. In the end they won 0$ so in other words they had to pay -34.4 of there own money to pay the “customers”.


In the second part of session 2 we got given the plain version of the original game board so there was no prize numbers or the dice direction on it. As a class we then thought up some rules that we could change to the game to help us make a profit off the game.

(Here is the list we rote down in our book)

When we went back to start drawing our game board I decided that the rules I were going to have were:

. $2 per game

.Re roll 50c

.5 rolls per game

I also changed the way the direction of the dice were going to go. It now looks like this:

After I did that I created my own game board and it looks like this:

Sorry it is not very clear.


I think this is a good game board because you have 3 chances to win $5 even though you can only win 1 of the 3 $5. You also have the chance to win $3 twice. There are some other number scatted around the game board. I played this game board 5 times and in each round I won 10c, so that means the stall owner would profit $1.90 for each of the 5 games I played.


In session 3 we had the chance to create our game board on maths 300. We went on Win at the fair and then clicked on change some prizes and rules and this is what it would come up with, the original game board.

I then changed the numbers to match with the game board I drew on paper. There were only a few problems that we had to a just to. As you can see by the picture above you cannot have any numbers in the middle of the honeycomb, only on the out side inline with the box’s were you can change the numbers that are on the out side of the honeycomb.

The second problem was that you cannot change the rules of the game so the means I could not put in my rules:

. $2 per game

.Re roll 50c

.5 rolls per game

The good news was that you could still change around the direction of the dice. So in the end my game board looked like this.

Well my first one anyway.

I do not think people would play my first version because you can ether win you money back, but you could win $5, or a bunch of different types of cents.

This is my data from my first game board that was on the laptop.

I do not think this is a good game board for the shop keeper ether because by my results the shop keeper had to pay 724.7 dollars of his/her own money witch is not good. 🙁

After I did this I new something had to change so I changed the prize money and the direction of the dice and this is what I got.


You cannot really see but my average pay out was 0.47c. So that means how much money I pay the customers each round. The shop keeper profited $526.6 in that round.

I did many more but I am only going to show you that one.

In today’s session witch is our 4 we got asked to try and raise $300 with our game boards I did this many different ways but I am only going to show one.

In this my game board looked like this:

In the data above you can see that the shop owner profited $675.7 and that is over $300. In this game the average payout was 0.32c so that means how much money went out per game.

I really enjoyed doing this in project maths I cannot wait till we do a new project.