Friday, May 27, 2011

Go Hard Out for the Hungry!!

The 40 hour famine is a special event that people collaborate together and support world hunger. Last night 22 people from Pt England school, supported all these people in East Timor. It is so amazing, how many people are willing to stand up for hunger and poverty in places like East Timor. Did you know that hunger in East Timor is worse then most of Africa?

What is the 40 hour famine?
If you don't know what this is then let me tell you. Well this is a event where people come together and stay hungry for 40 hours and you can only have barley sugar, Just Juice and water.

Why do we do this?
We do this to support world hunger. This is pretty hard, but we do this see how it feels and to experience how people in East Timor live without food. Did you know that 50-70% of people are lucky enough to have at least 1 meal a day. Another reason of why we do this is because we get a chance to give money to people in that country.

I think that by doing this it is very helpful and we can also experience how life is for people in all these countries like East Timor.

Friday, May 6, 2011

What is Geometry to me?

Geometry is the study of angles, perimeter, area and volume. Recently room 20 has been learning about translation. This means when you move a shape or something without rotating, resizing, flipping or anything else. In fact it just means sliding without changing anything visually.

A few days ago we created a grid using Google Drawing. We then, made a shape and tessellated it. If you see in my previous post, I translated my shape 4x4 which means 4 down and 4 across.

According to me learning about geometry isn’t only using your knowledge about angles, perimeter, area and volume, I personally think it has also taught me a lot of new words which I didn’t even understand at first.

My class will be learning about geometry the following term/year. It is going to be an amazing term learning about this aspect of maths because I think it’s very exciting and thrilling to learn about this topic.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Geometry - Translation

Geometry is something new to all the year 7's in room 20. Today we created a grid and tessellated a shape. The image you see above is the one I have created. I moved my shape 4 down and 4 across, so this means I did 4x4. Room 20 created this grid using Google Drawing and it has really helped us because I think that doing geometry on google drawing is easier than doing it in your maths book.

Today I have learnt that translation means moving a shape or something without rotating, resizing, flipping or anything else. Room 20 will be doing more translation later on this term/year.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tornado in NZ (Auckland)

A tragedy struck yesterday. What do you think happened? A Earthquake, Did a Volcano erupt?, Well it was nothing like that, it was actually a tornado. It was a huge one and damaged severe buildings.

This devastating twister hit Albany, North Shore approximately at 3pm. It was a calamity with widespread events, it also managed to kill a lot of innocent citizens of Auckland. This mean beast was such an disaster to all these people out there in this city.

The power of this tornado uplifted cars and trucks off the ground. Beasts like these have such effective power as if it was like a jet-engine descending.

Thanks to thins link for letting me use this image.