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  1. 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.

    rounding and estimating-2ho9w2n

  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. Negative Integers

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Positive and Negative Integers video

  6. King Henry – converting measurements

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    View this movie – answer the questions about King Henry.



  7. Science interview – speaking task

    May 2, 2018 by Mr Richo

    You will demonstrate your knowledge of your scientist by speaking fluently about them.


    Read the ‘rubric’ to see the achievement levels.


    Grade 6 Scientist speaking rubric-26kq16u

  8. Science

    April 29, 2018 by Mr Richo

    To find our science activities you need to go to the SCIENCE page.

    On Tuesday you will complete tasks related to Volta and batteries.

  9. Number Lines

    March 23, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mega number lines-28fjirz

  10. Drinking Water

    March 21, 2018 by Mr Richo

    ** Make sure you complete part of this task for homework!

    Drinking Water


    1.Name 6 countries where the percentage of safe drinking water is over 70%.


    2.Name 6 countries where the percentage of safe drinking is under 40%.


    3.Why do some countries have no data available? Give three reasons.


    4.Select a country that has limited access to drinking water. Make a list of ideas about why they have poor quality drinking water.



    1. Make a comment about Australia in relation to access to safe drinking water.


    Investigate where the water in your area comes from. Create a diagram?


    Visit the Yarra Valley Water website. What are three interesting facts you found out today?


    1. Complete this sentence. I wonder ………………………………………..

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