Monday, June 22, 2015

Volume of 3D Shapes -

Today in Maths Class we have been learning about the volume of 3D shapes, in the presentation there are a few questions about the Width , Height, and Length. Our formula that we used was L x W x H, which meant Length x Width x Height.

Volume of 3D Shapes.

Today in Maths Class we have been learning about the volume of 3D shapes, in the presentation there are a few questions about the Width , Height, and Length. Our formula that we used was L x W x H, which meant Length x Width x Height.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Future Thinkers - Pat Quinn

For reading in the past week, we were given an Artical to read. It was about the Future Thinkers, of our society. In the presentation above it states what some of the students answerers are and some of my own knowledge that I picked up while I was reading!

Tiritiri Matangi

On Wednesday the extension group and I went on a trip to an open sanctuary. We boarded our shuttles at 8am and then we were off, arriving at Britomart we met people from D.O.C (Department of Conservation), who helped us and informed us about the trip, Where we are going, What we are doing, and how we can do things to improve the wildlife life in the island.

I walked down toward the Ferry, but suddenly stopped by a staff member. 'Is your shoes clean?' 'Yes' I replied, making our way to the Ferry we noticed that it wasn't only us, there were more people, I peeked up to the top ground and found a whole lot of people sitting on the top ground 'I guess were sitting at bottom' I mumbled to myself.  
Going to Tiritiri Matangi, is going to help us learn about the wildlife and the many species the live or came to the island, to learn about endangered species, and species that we never knew existed.

Finally we were at Tiritiri, we made our way out of the ferry to find a bridge across the water, it reminded me of when we went out camping at Kawau Island. Steadily walking across the bridge we were on the other side, us students were seated down just below a man and women who instructed us on what we are doing, where we are going and rules on the island.

Eventually after a lot of talking with Barbra & John we started our tour. Splited into our groups were taken into different tracks and started our guided tour. Our first stop was the Little Blue Penguin, there were 2 boxes shaped like rocks and a glass box inside laid 2 Korora. Our group struggled with seeing the Penguin’s so using technology *Camera we were able to see it clearly.

Along the tracks we learnt many things, we noticed that some tress had ribbon fastened on them. We asked our guide what it meant she said that the ribbons mean that someone is studying the specific tree, or the area.

From going on the trip I learnt the following things
  • Nature is important.
  • The lighthouse is the longest working light house
  • We need to take care of birds and species for the future.
  • That there are Weta motels.
  • We may see birds that we may never see again.
  • Birds like sugar with water
  • Trees provide food.           
Before we headed back home we got the chance to play scanvanger hunt! The questions were very challenging and we had to use some of our own knowledge to answere these question.

Thanks you very much D.O.C, for the chance that you gave us to go to tiritiri Matangi!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Miracle at Birth.

All three weighed 4lbs 11ozs, and two were conjoined while one, Catalina (above), was not.

babiesMiracle at Birth 

A women in Texas U.S.A has beaten one in a 50 million odds, by giving birth to triplets, however there is a catch, two are conjoined at the pelvis. ( lower stomach region ) Mrs Silvia Hernandez and her husband were thrilled to find out they were having triplets, but despite that their were health concerns for two of the girls that were conjoined at the pelvis.

The 3 baby girls all weighed approximately 3 pounds so therefore they are severely under weight.
It is extremely rare to give birth to triplets but more abnormal when they are identical the odds are 1 in 60,000 to 1 in 200 million.

Dr. Haroom Patel a surgeon at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christ, said, ‘It will be at least six months till the conjoined babies, who share one colon, will be separated’ but until then the girls will be one.

One in a million conjoined twins survive child birth which means that Silvia giving birth to triplets and them surviving is unusual. Silvia, her husband and their son welcomed the 3 baby girls, Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett were born Saturday at Corpus Christi Medical Center in South Texas.

Mrs Silvia stated on Facebook the truth of this horrific journey. 'The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible,Mrs Silvia said “I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die”

Funding pages have been set up for the family to help them pay for the triplets medical bills. The conjoined babies will be going through surgery before they can be separated

~ Lesieli Vala

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Area of Polygons

LI :
Calculate perimeter and area - word problems.

Question :
If the height of a parallelogram is 11m and the
base is 6.9m, what is the area of the parallelogram?


This week and last week our maths class has been focusing on the Area and Perimeter of shapes.