Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Reading assessment

I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit learnt how to identify an adverbial clauses

A connective is a word that connects two sentences together with one word

An adverbial clause is a thing that tells you the time or place and needs a comma but needs the rest of the sentence to make sense

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective

My Extended abstract task

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

The escape

A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:

  • Laser One = every 3 minutes
  • Laser Two = every 2 minutes
  • Laser Three = every 5 minutes
  • Laser Four = every 4 minutes
  • Laser Five = every 1 minutes

The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.

Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off?

No he can't because he will wait in his cell for three minutes and then go through the first one, then he will wait another minute going through the second, and then wait another minute to get through the third one, then he has to wait another 3 minutes to get through the fourth one, then he has to wait another minute to get through the last one. So that is 6 minutes which will make the alarm go off.

If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One?

3 mins because it’s 3 minutes until the laser turns off so he has to wait until it turns off.

How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm?

None because it will take 1 minute and 48 seconds to get out after the alarm goes off.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Review of Term 1 Books

                                     The Wizard of Oz

This is a story about a girl named Dorothy who lives on a farm in Kansas with her aunty and uncle. She is really bright and kind, there was a tornado and ripped the house out of the ground and it got caught up in a tornado and got sent to a wonderful land of people and creatures that she has never seen before. But she needs to get home in order to see her family again but she needs to go to the great wizard and do what the great wizard says. If you want to find out the rest read the book.

I like the book because I find it interesting how the tornado ripped the house out of the ground