Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual art

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I could apply the three techniques shading glazing and moving.

The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: shading glazing and moving Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: to use more techniques

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Reason with linear proportions

Example question

What is the percent of increase from 600 to 3,000? 500% because 600 goes into 3000 five times so its 5 times the original number 600 and since 600 hundred is 100% of the original number you times it by five equaling 500%


Reasons of linear proportions

 example question

Which is less?
62% of 10,000
8% of 60,000
neither; they are equal

First figure out the numbers
so for the first one  62% of 10000 60% of 10000 is 6000 and 2% of 10000 is 200 so add those together and it makes 6200. now for the other one 8% of 60000 so to figure out first you have to figure out 1% of 60000 which is 600 then times it by 8 which equals 4800 so then you put them together against each other so its 6200 or 4800 and since we are trying to find which one is less 4800 is the answer.

 example question

Do these ratios form a proportion

9:8 and 18:16

Yes because 9 goes into 18 two times and 8 goes into 16 two times

example question

Last term, Theo earned an average score of 85 points on maths tests. So far this term, his average score is 20% lower. What is the average of Theo's scores this term?
to figure this out we have to figure 20% of 85 the way I would do it is find 10% of 85 which is 8.5 then I would times it by two which equals 17 and that is your answer.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading

Year 9/10 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a range of comprehension strategies that I use deliberately and flexibly, depending on my purpose for reading. (Eg: predicting, questioning, synthesising, locating main ideas, summarising…)
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.

TASK 1: Cold Water Survival
The purpose of this task is to read to retrieve information from a text. Read the text below and answer the questions in your own words
Cold Water Survival
A person who finds him or herself in cold water should not remove any clothing, except for a heavy item such as an overcoat.
A person wearing a life jacket can increase survival time by using the Heat Escape Lessening Position (HELP). This is where the knees are bent and drawn towards the chest, and the arms are pressed firmly against the sides of the chest. This position delays heat loss by protecting the most vulnerable areas: the head, the sides of the chest, and the groin.
In rough, cold water, an average swimmer without a life jacket should not swim a distance greater than one-tenth of his or her swimming ability. If the swimmer is close to the wreckage of a boat, he or she should attempt to climb onto the boat and should maintain warmth by tucking themselves into a ball.
The 'huddle' position is based on the same principle as the HELP position and was developed for groups of three or more people. The sides of the chest, the groin, and the lower body are pressed together. This formation is particularly useful if small children are involved, as they can be supported, protected, and warmed in the centre of the group.
If swimmers must stay in deep water without a life jacket for a long period, they should remain as still as possible, conserving energy and, if possible, staying in a tucked position. As the bodies core temperature drops, it will become increasingly difficult for swimmers to make sensible decisions. Purposeful muscle movements (e.g., swimming or holding onto a boat) become difficult, and people may be unaware of their situation.
A person with a extremely low body temperature (hypothermia) must always be handled very gently and re-warmed slowly. If the person is conscious, do the following:
  • Remove the person from the water.
  • Shelter him or her from the wind and rain immediately.
  • Create a sheltered, warm, dry place.
  • Remove wet clothing and wrap the person in blankets, space blankets, or a sleeping bag.
  • Huddle together for warmth so body temperature can rise gradually.
  • Give the person warm, sweet drinks.
  • Seek medical aid.
Do not do any of the following:
  • Apply excessive external heat (e.g., fire or an electric blanket) to the person's body.
  • Massage the person's arms and legs.
  • Give them alcohol.
  • Move them.
Write the three areas of the body for which the "Help" position assists in delaying heat loss.
1. head
Imagine your boat has capsized in rough sea conditions and you are by the boat and 200 metres from shore. What would be the best thing to do? Adopt the help position (B)
(A) Try to swim to the shore
(B) Climb onto the capsized boat
(C) Adopt the "Help" position
(D) Call for help
Two advantages of the "huddle" position are:
1. small children can be warm and protected in the middle
2. it's made for groups of three or four
Two key things to do if you are in deep cold water without a lifejacket are:
1. try to be as still as possible to conserve energy
2.stay in a tucked position
As hypothermia sets in two effects will be noted. These are
1.they won't make sensible decisions
2. their purposeful muscle movements won't work

TASK 2: Sneakairs
TASK 2 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • they were used along time ago to move around places 
  • the place had to be charted/found already to have a map
  • they were a very useful way to navigate places you hadn't been before
Who created “Sneakairs?”?
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • the user puts the desired destination into the easyjet smart app and it will use google maps 
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • it shows them places they would never find otherwise by themselves
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • work on it more so they can get more good products
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • you could put reminders in it  
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • sunglasses that you see your route to your destination