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  1. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. Negative Integers

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Positive and Negative Integers video

  4. King Henry – converting measurements

    May 8, 2018 by Mr Richo

    View this movie – answer the questions about King Henry.



  5. Maths – fraction chart

    May 3, 2018 by Mr Richo


    Step 1: You will need to use the fraction chart that you made last week.

    You will also need your grid book to complete the task. Each task is a little more challenging. You might not be able to complete all 4.

    Set out your work neatly, using lots of space. Think about how you will set out each task. (Some may want to use a table for the first activity but it is not compulsory.

    1. Percentage. Write all the percentage cards in order from smallest to largest.
    2. Now write the matching fractions and decimals for the following percentages.


    A. 50%, 25%, 20%, 10%

    B.33%, 60%, 40%, 70%

    C. 150%, 250%, 125%, 175%

    D. These are harder because they are not on your chart.

    1%, 99%, 35%, .01%


    Once you have reached your level, hand in your grid book for checking.

    Open Mathletics on your iPad. Complete tasks related to the fraction, decimal and percentage assignment you just completed.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Number Lines

    March 23, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mega number lines-28fjirz

  9. 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 ………………………………………..

  10. Number

    March 15, 2018 by Mr Richo

    Mega number lines-1njpbz9

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