Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Algebra in Room 1

In room 1 we had a go at this problem. The idea was to use our algebra skills to come up with a rule that works for all rings, no matter how big. Here we are trying to figure out a pattern...

Counting Counters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many counters do you need to do this?
Imagine surrounding this ring with more counters.
How many more counters are needed now?
How many counters will there be altogether?

Were you right?

What about a bigger ring? And another? And another? 

How many counters will there be in the 9th ring?
How many do you think there will be in the 100th ring?
How would you predict how many counters there will be in any ring?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Green Team Planting Phase 2

Today the Green Team began the planting ot the summer gardens. We planted 4 plots with beans, peas, perpetual spinach, lettuce and carrots.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Calendar Art Room 26

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Green Team Update

The Green Team are attempting to grow kowhai seedlings from seed. The directions for growing them varies from a range of sources - evidently kowhai seed can be a bit tricky to germinate. We have tried some of the following tactics to get our seeds to germinate: 1. Rubbing seeds with sandpaper 2. Nicking the seed pod with pins 3. Putting seeds in hot water and then soaking the seeds overnight 4. Keeping the seeds in various spots around the school and at home Germination seems to be taking about 4 - 6 weeks. At present we have about 50 seeds that have germinated and are beginning to grow. We need approximately 90.