The Lost Princess

Kieran was a kid that was addicted to online gaming and started when he was only 7. By the age of 11 he was spending over 13 hours a day on it. at the age of 15 he realised that he needed help.

Kieran encountered an addiction to gaming in his room and had ended up with him at the age of 11 spending over 13 hours a day and had not gone to sleep so he was snoozing in class and all he was thinking about was getting home and playing games.

He was constantly on the game and was getting the wrong information about life and was not engaging with other  people or keeping fit by playing sport. By the age of 15 he had already dropped out of school and was spending all of his day on his console.

  • Kieran went up to his dad and said that he needed help after his gaming addiction was going to far. Got him to get off the screen and say maybe “If you do 2 hours of sport then you can play 30 minutes of gaming and that’s it.”.
  • That there are better things to do in life then to sit in front of a T.V screen and game for all your kid life. You only get one chance at being a kid so use that time wisely.


Did you achieve what you originally set out to do?

Yes, I thought I had a better outcome then what I was thinking I was going to do. Painting the table was probably the hardest task out of making the project.

What successes or challenges did you experience toward the end of your project? 

With the outline on the table, the paint kept on slowly creeping into the blue and I ended up doing 5 layers of blue.

 How did you overcome the challenges? 

My mum got a ruler and we painted along the straight side of the ruler and then the lines stayed straight.

How can you extend your learning if you were to continue with this project?

Probably make the table bigger and use a smoother timber that’s big and smooth.

Win At The Fair

This is the game board that we lost 187.40 dollars.

Over the past couple project maths lessons I have been doing win at the fair. it is a bit blurry but we played 149 games at 1 dollar each and lost 187.40 dollars. I tried making a game board and slowly I was making more money. there was one time though when it didn’t work I tried 5 games all 1000 games each and realised that I had my biggest jackpot were it mostly went and my lowest jackpot were it almost never went. I started off making 74 cents a game then I got 69 cents and was happy with but I thought I could do better so I did another 5 games and changed my board game a little bit and came out with 62 cents and a enticing game board.

In session 2 we gathered our class data and realised that the game board that we used did not make jus any money. If anything we lost a lot of money. after 149 games we lost 187.40 dollars. After we gathered the data and knew that that game board did not make us any money, we got set a task to go and try to make a successful game board.

  This was my session 3 best game board. At 1 dollar a game I thought that id made enough money but then my game board didn’t look that enticing. I only had 2 places on my game board that you could of won over 1 dollar. I spent the rest of the lesson trying to make a more enticing game board. I did make a more enticing game board but it didn’t make me any money. I lost 300 dollars.

In session 3 I made two game boards but both of them didn’t look that enticing. They still made money but I only had two spots were you could make over 1 dollar and all the rest was 1 dollar or less. The customers didn’t make any money since I was making 29and 31 cents a game which was good because I was making money but bad because my game board wasn’t enticing.

In session 4 I made an enticing and make money game board. At the start I did 5 test and put the least amount of money were it mostly landed so I still made some money. I made over 300 dollars at 42 cents per game. it was a fun game and I really enjoyed the maths and challenges I faced throughout this project.

 This is my game board.

Today we learnt how to be respectful online on social media. They talked to us about what the technology would look like in 2029 and how the technology today is  a lot different than today.




This is my update of what I have done so far.

What have you achieved so far? 
I have made solid progress and I am half way of what I need to accomplish.

What type of learning have you done to upskill yourself?
I have learnt how to operate a electric saw to cut wood and to always wear ear muffs when you are operating a electric saw.

What successes or challenges have you experienced so far?
I have succeeded in how far I have got into my project.

What is the next step for you?
I would like to finish my passion project by the end of this term with some cool paint pattern on my mini ping pong table.

This is my progress so far.


For my passion project I have chosen to make a mini ping pong table. I am passionate about creating things so that’s why I chose to do this. The steps I will do are 1.get the materials such as paint glue or nails and wood. 2. Measure up the net,legs and table for the ping pong table. 3. Cut along the lines. 4. Nail or glue the legs onto the table. 5. Paint the ping pong table to your choice. 6. Have a game on your  very own ping pong table. I am very exited about what I am going to make for my passion project.

Richard Turere TED talk

I think that he was a boy with a strong opinion about lion poaching in Kenya. He persuaded the audience that if you think about the other idea then you can get your problem to decrease or go away.

Richard used graphic photos of his cattle/bull in the presentation to show to the audience what the lions were doing to there stock every night when they were sleeping and how him and the village were struggling to keep there livestock to stay alive throughout the night.

The photos just by themselves were really strong and  I noticed that he had some little treehouse looking object in the background which looked like it had a little house on top of it.

He didn’t have a script or iPad to read off so he had a lot of eye contact with the audience(which meant that he must of practised his script over and over again) . He moved around the stage and used hand gestures when he was talking which I thought kept me more motivated about his speech. He used some humour throughout the presentation to keep the audience awake and he laughed at his own jokes which I guess that he thought if he laughed at them then then the audience would get the joke a bit more.

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