Friday, 24 March 2017

Fun with Maths

Walt: Use our number knowledge to solve equations

This week our task was to complete this google presentation that has different equations. I really enjoyed this weeks task because there were fun equations that I really liked solving such as converting a improper fraction into a mixed fraction..

Monday, 20 March 2017


As part of our learning we have to complete a google drawing called a Think board. A think board is basically just a diagram showing your thinking about an equation that our teacher gives us. Here is my think board, please leave a comment on this post if you have time.

Problem Solving

Walt: Solve problems with fractions, decimals and percentages.

This week we are still learning more about how to solve equations including fractions, decimals and percentages. The most difficult equation for me to solve was the last one of slide 8 which is the percents problem - 2.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Guardians of Our Culture

Have you ever heard of polyfest before? This is an event that is run in Auckland  and there are many performances from different cultures especially polynesians. Yesterday, the year 7 & 8 students from our school were really lucky to have a trip to the Polyfest.  I will give you more information about the Team 5 trip to polyfest yesterday.

There weren’t many stages on yesterday but there were a lot of stalls and most of them were food stalls. When we sat in line, waiting for our tour guides from Aorere College there were other schools sitting on either sides of us. When we meet our tour guides we were split into different groups before they lead us around the area.

One of the stalls we went to was the AUT stall where there was a man and a woman who talked to us about what we can learn about in the future at their University. I enjoyed this stall because one of things they showed us was an app that someone in Fiji created about the weather warnings because of a cyclone that hit their island years ago. I think this app was really helpful to the people of fiji because before they had it they had no way of knowing whether it would be a good day to go out or not. In the future I would like to help make a difference in New Zealand or even my own country; Tonga.

The purpose of our trip wasn’t only to have fun and enjoy ourselves but it was also to learn about our cultures and other companies that are sponsors for polyfest. Although there weren’t much performances from different schools, my favourite stage was the diversity stage. The diversity stage is where the Fijian, Kiribati, Tuvalu and many more small islands.

I think it is important to join your cultural groups for this event because it gives you more of an understanding of what your culture does and performs for traditional occasions. Next year I will be joining my culture group for polyfest so that I can learn more about our traditions. If you still don’t have a good idea of what your culture is about make sure you join next year if you are keen.

Friday, 10 March 2017


This in numeracy our numeracy teacher gave us a task to complete a place value presentation with extra tasks in the slides. One of our tasks in the slide was to fill out a template of place value houses. This week we were learning to demonstrate use of knowledge about place value.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

My Visual Mihi

Welcome to my Visual Mihi. Have you ever heard of what a visual mihi is? Well if you haven't, here is an example of my own visual mihi and I will tell all about what the pictures mean. In a visual mihi there are four different pictures or drawings that you have created to symbolise what you enjoy or what you believe in. As you might have already noticed, I believe in christ because of the drawing of the cross in the background, I am also really keen to be out playing sports with family and friends. I come from the islands of tonga and I grew up in a musical family. The last thing you should also include in your visual mihi is a picture of yourself. To complete this task I used hyperstudio to draw all the different symbols on six different slides, then on the last slide I combined all the pictures, my hobbies or religious in the background and myself in the front. Another way to join all your drawings is on comic life where you can put your images into different shapes and sizes.
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have the time.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Walt: Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Match up the correct fraction, decimal, and percentage.
This week one of our tasks was to complete our group google presentations. In this presentation I had to go onto different sites to play around with fraction, decimals and percentages. Before I started the google presentation I already knew a few thing about this. So what I wanted to find out was how to convert a decimal into a percentage and how to convert a percentage into a fraction. Flick through these slides and have a look at what the Compasses task was in this presentation.
I hope you can learn something from it yourself.