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# Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 4 Question 23

Question: Fill in the magic square (Hint: Every row, column and diagonal has the same sum.)

Predict: I thought this would be about addition

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What goes in the magic square?

Solve:

First I worked out that 16+15+14 was 45, so everything had to add up to 45.

Next I worked out that 12+16+17 was 45, so I put the 17 next to the 16.

Then I worked out 12+15+18 was 45, so I put the 18 diagonally below the 15.

Next I worked out that 17+18+10 was 45, so I put the 10 below the 17.

Next I worked out that 10+15+20 was 45, so I put 20 next to the 15.

Finally I worked out that 12+20+13 was 45, so I put the 13 below the 20.

Summary: I used the guess, check and improve method.

# Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 3 Question 22

Question: Fill in the missing number.

8x_=56

Predict: I thought this question would be about multiplication.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What is the missing number?

Solve:

First I worked out what 8 can be multiplied by to get to 56, so I went through my 8 times tables.

Then I worked out it was 7, so 7 is the missing number.

8×7=56

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

# Spelling Term 4 Week 2

Activity One:

Sustainability: (Noun) An ability to be sustained supported or confirmed.

Particular: (Adjective) Used to single out an individual thing.

Generator: (Noun) A thing or a person that generates something, like electricity.

Renewable: (Adjective) Capable of being renewed.

Environmental: (Adjective) The natural world and how human activity impacts on its condition.

Harnessing: (Verb) to be taking control of something.

Historically: (Adverb) With reference to past events.

Culturally: (Adverb) With regard to a culture.

Interrogating: (Verb) to be asking questions about someone.

Ethical: (Adjective) Dealing with morals or the principles of morality.

Activity Two:

Environmental:

Environment, iron, on, mental, meant, love, no, men, male, mail, vomit, mentor, rat, mat, tan, van, ran, nerve, eel, lemon, melon, eon, meat, merino, marine, roam, rent, rental, team, tea, tone, toe, tie, tire, lame, lane, lair, lion, later, mate, rain, main, train, vein, tail, tale tent, ten, rove, trove, tame, name, veil, lent, liver, live, alive, vile, vine, mint mine, vial, leave, not, note, lot, rot, rant, rave, rate. 70 words total.

# Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 2 Question 23

Question: Fill in the magic square (Hint: Every row, column and diagonal has the same sum.)

Predict: I thought this would be about addition.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What are the missing numbers?

Solve:

Firstly I worked out that 8+6+4 was 18, so everything needed to add up to 18.

Then I worked out that 6+7+5 was 18 so I put five above 6 and 7.

Next I worked out that 5+4+9 was 18 so I put the 9 next to the 5.

Then I worked out that 9+8+1 is 18 so I put the 1 in between the 8 and 9.

Next I worked out that 8+7+3 was 18 so I put the 3 next to the 7.

Finally I worked out that 4+3+11 is 18 so I put the 11 in between the 4 and 3.

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

# Spelling Term 4 Week 1

Activity One:

Endeavour: (Noun) Try hard to do or achieve something.

Microbiologist: (Noun) A person who studies microscopic organisms, either unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells).

Meteorologist: (Noun) An expert in or student of meteorology; a weather forecaster.

Metallurgist: (Noun) A person who studies metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level.

Geophysics: (Noun) The physics of the earth.

Physicist: (Noun) An expert in or student of physics.

Geologist: (Noun) A specialist in geology.

Seismology: (Noun) The branch of science concerned with earthquakes and related phenomena.

Climatologist: (Noun) A person who studies climate and weather patterns.

Laboratory: (Noun) A room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, or teaching, or for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.

Activity Two:

Microbiologist: Someone that studies microscopic organisms. A famous person was Ferdinand J Cohn for publishing an early classification of bacteria for the first time in 1875.

Meteorologist: Someone that studies the weather and make predictions. Meteorologists can get predictions wrong.

Metallurgist: Someone that studies different types of metal and their properties. He wanted to be a metallurgist because he was interested in the topic.

Physicist: Someone who studies physics. A famous physicist was Albert Einstein

Geologist: Someone who studies geology (the earth and rocks). A famous geologist was A. M. Miller.

Activity Three:

Laboratory: Text to self- I know what a laboratory is like because I’ve been in one. Text to word- there are lots of different laboratories in the world.

Meteorologist: Text to self- it reminds me of when I did a debate on the topic that “meteorologists are important for our safety”. Text to world- meteorologists predict the weather for everybody.

Metallurgist: Text to self- it reminds me of when I met a metallurgist at our family science night. Text to world- there are lots of metallurgists in the world.

# Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 1 Question 22

Question: Fill in the missing number.

12 x _ = 36

Predict: I thought this question would be about multiplication.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What is the missing number.

Solve:

First I worked out what 12 needs to be multiplied by to get to 36.

Next, I worked out that that was 3.

So 12 x 3 =36, and that means that 3 is the missing number.

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

# Maths Mate Term 3 Sheet 8 Question 22

Question: Fill in the missing digits in the sum.

Predict: I thought this would be about addition.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What are the missing numbers?

Solve:

First I worked out that 7+6 is 13, and 13+2 is 15, so I put a 2 in the box and carried the one.

Next I worked out that 1+3+1 is 5, and 5+4 is 9, so I put the 4 in the next box.

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

# Maths Mate Term 3 Sheet 7 Question 23

Question: I think of a number, multiplying it by 3 and then divide by 2. If the result is 18, what was the original number?

Predict: I thought this question would be about multiplication and division.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What is the original number?

Solve:

First I figured out that i would have to work backwards and use inverse operations.

Next I worked out what 18×2 was and that was 36.

Lastly, I divided 36 by three and that was 12, so 12 is the answer.

Summary: I used the work backwards method.

# Spelling Term 3 Week 5

Words:

Abysmal

Bureau

Altitude

Anticyclones

Barometer

Blustery

Climatic

Cumulus

Electrocution

Deciduous

Activity Four:

He was gaining altitude.

There are different climatic conditions.

Oceans go into abysmal depths.

No one suffered electrocution when the power lines fell over.

Activity Six:

Cyclone | Cyclonic |

Cylinder | Cylindrical |

Cycle | Cyclical |

Hero | Heroic |

History | Historical |

Magic | Magical |

Music | Musical |

Poetry | Poetic |