Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Everyday Mathematics Estimation Challenge

Today 5MJ took on an estimation challenge during Maths time. The students were asked to locate the Koi building at SWA using Google Earth. Then they were asked to locate Pasar Modern in BSD City. The challenge was to estimate how many kilometres are between the Koi building and Pasar Modern.

After making the first estimation, the students were asked to calculate how many steps it would take if they were to walk from the Koi building to Pasar Modern. We decided that we take two steps in a meter so if one kilometre equals 1000 meters then it will equal 2000 steps.

Here is an example made by Keaton.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Goal Setting Videos in Grade 5

5MJ have been working really hard to complete their goal setting videos. The students learned about Green Screen techniques, masking, cropping, layers and fade to white transitions. In addition to this, they also learned how to better balance the soundtrack with spoken audio in iMovie. I was really pleased with their efforts. Here is an example made by Shereen.