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Building views

This term in maths we have been working on building little buildings with blocks and then we had to look at them from the side, front and record it.

Sheet 1:

This is the 1st sheet that we got given. It has one big 4 by 4 grid to make the buildings on and below it had the example shape [floor plan] that you had to make.

To make it you had to put the same amount of blocks stacked up on each other as it said, that’s what the numbers mean. Then look at number one and make it on the 4 by 4 grid. We needed to kneel down to see it from the same level just to be sure i then drew the pattern made out of blocks, you just drew the biggest amount of blocks stacked up on each other for each row. Which looked like this.

We did this for 4 buildings. There is 5 buildings.  For the last building we did not make it we just had to visualise it in our head. I thought both were quite easy because you just had to look at the side and front then record it. It did take a while.

Sheet 2:

Next we were given sheet 2. Sheet 2 looks like this. You got the option to make it with blocks or you could just visualise it, but I made some of them.

It already showed us what the blocks looked like so we had to map out where they were using a [floor plan]. We had to make each one with 15 blocks. This was a lot more challenging because it was reversed so we had to make the map of where they went and that showed us what the patter was. My strategy was to start with how ever many blocks were in the left column then just put them in the front row then I would do the same for all rows. I then looked at the side view and moved some back according to the biggest number in both the side and front view. Next I just added in some more blocks where ever, making sure that they were no higher than the highest stacked up row. I made this equal 15. This is what I did for all four buildings.

I continued doing this except we had to put as many blocks as we could and the least amount of blocks. I found the least amount of blocks hardest because you had to take blocks away while moving them so they could become less.

Then we had to start back at 15 blocks and move as many blocks as we could, these are called variations. This was very had because sometimes I forget if I had already put one some where. To record this I just had a tally at the bottom of my page instead of drawing them all.

Finally we played around with this on our laptops using maths 300 soft wear. Using maths 300 we could do the same thing. Here is a photo of it.

Overall I liked doing this activity and it got more challenging as we went through the different sheets.

Conservation film

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This term we were given a list of ten animals that the zoo makes every year. They call it the ”SOS top 10”. We then had to choose one i chose the Little Australian penguin. Next we had to write a script for the film that we are going to make. Below is my script.

The Little Australian Penguin


Penguins, cute, small and great swimmers. The penguin is a 30cm bird and only weighs up to 1kg. These amazing little creatures need our help even though they are at a least concern status for being extinct. I don’t want this to become any worse because if it does we might not have these little guys.


The Little Australian penguin is a species not at a lot of risk….yet. If they are out in the wild by themselves, they are at a lot of risk from hooks, fishing line, nets and other fishing waste. Plastic waste such as bottles, cans and other materials can also be harmful. We need to change this.


The Little Australian penguins are the smallest penguins in the world, which can be found locally in Victoria and in the southern hemisphere. Yes, there are still a lot left but if we keep littering there won’t be.


These cute little birds are very small but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care for them. The little Australian penguin is other wise known as a Fairy penguin.


Many people know what fairy penguins are because of the colony in Philip Island. This is a big tourist attraction. Every night at Philip island the penguins from the beach and go into their barrows to sleep.


We need to stop littering and start fixing. If we all pick up whatever rubbish we see we can start the chain reaction. We can also start to bring and eat nude food.


This will help because eventually our rubbish ends up in the ocean. If we don’t and we keep littering the little Australian penguin will become extinct within the next ten years. By doing this the penguins will be safe and won’t become extinct. Just think about it NO MORE PENGUINS!


While I am at the zoo I am going to film this bit.

Penguins, cute, small and great swimmers. The penguin is a 30cm bird and only weighs up to 1kg. These amazing little creatures need our help even though they are at a least concern status for being extinct. I don’t want this to become any worse because if it does we might not have these little guys.

I am also hopping to film in front of the penguins water enclosure. I think this would be cool because if the penguins are in the water swimming it would look cool.

Passion project Description

For my third passion project I am going to do photography. I chose to do this because I have always liked photography and I just got a really cool camera from my grandpa. I also want do improve my skills with it so that I can use it when we go away to Vietnam over the Christmas holidays. To do photography I am going to take the photos and then put them all into a mini film that will show all of them in a slideshow presentation. I think this will be cool because it will show the photos and I will learn a lot.

I am going to take the pictures at the Barwon river because it is very close and looks beautiful. I might even go down to the water front just for something different.

I am planning on using my camera to take the pictures and my laptop to edit them into one film. I am going to use premier to put the film together because it is a very good program and I can now add transitions because I have recently learnt how to. I think it will be pretty straight forward to put them in a film. I know that I will definitely learn more about the camera and taking photos like getting the best angle, look and how to make things look bigger or smaller.

I am making this film for ages 10 and up. This is because it will not have detailed information or ideas in it just a slideshow of the pictures that I take. I am looking forward to taking photos and learning more about my camera.

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