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  1. Long Jump Activity

    June 19, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mathematics – statistics and probability

    Read the following docs for this interesting stats task.

    Test yourself against the best.


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  2. Metric Conversion – Using King Henry

    June 12, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Choose 10 of these using the King Henry staircase.

    (Choose the level that most challenges you.)

    Complete these in your math scrap book.


  3. Reading a transport timetable

    June 5, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Hi guys

    Next year many of you will need to travel by public transport to school. Here is a task to practice getting there on time.

    Below is an example of a timetable you will find on the “Public Transport Victoria” website.

    1. You need to travel from Diamond Creek station on a PT bus to get to school. You need to allow time to walk from the bus stop to school.

    Check out the PT timetable to find an appropriate bus.

    Oh – and find a bus that takes you back to Diamond Creek station.

    Write an explanation of the bus you need to catch. Screen capture the timetable and highlight the bus you are taking. Include information about walking times.

    You can do this in your grid book and post it on Google Classroom for me to check. Or – if you are using lots of graphics you could choose an appropriate app to complete the task.

    Want more challenge?? _ Plan a trip that involves bus and train. To the city? To the zoo? Wherever. Write how you will get there and what transport you need to catch.

  4. AFL 9’s Rules and what to remember

    May 29, 2018 by Mr Richo



    Open the PDF for all the info.


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  5. Homework Week 7

    May 28, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Choose at least 2 items from this assignment that you want to have a go at.

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  6. Mathematics on Monday

    May 20, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Hi kids. Here are the challenges for today. (Monday May 21st)

    Task 1. In your grid book.

    Write the heading “Percentage”.

    You need to write a first sentence that describes the meaning on “PERCENTAGE OF”.

    Now write a second sentence that tells us the meaning of “PERCENTAGE OFF”.

    You can watch the percentage movies again to help you.

    Keep it neat and well set out.

    Task 2.

    Go to Google classroom and check send your definitions to me. Find the assignment I have posted.

    Task 3

    Watch this probability movie. Take some notes on a pad. You will need them later. Percentage and average are the important terms mentioned.You will see how percentage relates to probability.

    Neatly make a diagram about the “Bag of Marbles” example. Add labels if you want. (Grid book)

    Now do another example if there is time.



    Click on this link for your extra challenge.

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  7. Percentage ‘of’

    May 14, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Having trouble finding Percentage ‘of’?


    Check out this Math antic movie – watch it carefully. It is a great explanation.


  8. Percentage Off

    May 9, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Cut out the items that you want to take ‘percentage OFF’.

    In your maths inquiry book you will place your items down the left side of the page.

    Now show how much the item will cost with the Percentage Off.

    Take the following percentage off each item.

    50% off, 25% and 10%


    ITEM PIC – cost with 50% off =__, cost with 25% off = __ etc

    If you want to challenge yourself take other percentages off. e.g.. 33%, 66%

    The movie clip is here as well.


  9. How Does A Light Bulb Work?

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Read this text. Draw a labelled diagram in your Inquiry book. Use the technical terms highlighted in the text for your labels.

    Write a brief explanation of your own below your diagram.

    Inside a light bulb, there is a wire filament, which is often made of the metal tungsten. The filament looks like a spring. It is attached to two metal rods.

    One of these rods is connected to the threaded outer metal case. The other rod is connected to the shiny metal part on the base of the light bulb. A non-metal spacer, which does not conduct electricity, separates the two connection points.

    When electrical energy flows through it, the filament heats up to more than 2,000° C. The flow of electrical energy through the filament heats the wire and causes it to glow white-hot and give out a bright light. The heat from the filament warms the light bulb’s glass to temperatures that can burn a hand brought too close.

    You’d think that being so hot the metal would burn up, however, fire needs oxygen—that’s why you can smother some fires and they go out. The bulbs are filled with nitrogen or neon gas, which means there is no oxygen in the bulb. This allows the filament to glow, without burning, for hundreds of hours.

    SAFETY NOTE: In this activity, the light bulbs are low-voltage bulbs that are safe to touch. Never touch household light bulbs when they are switched on as they are very hot.

    Watch the movie below for more great information.

  10. Negative Integers

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Positive and Negative Integers video

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