Monday, 25 April 2016

Mean, Median, Mode and range

Mean: e.g the numbers are 5, 3, 9, 3. First you ad all the numbers together which is: 20 then you divide 20 by how many numbers you had to add which is 4 so you do 20 divided by 4 which makes 5 and that is the final answer

Median: e.g: if you use 6, 7, 2, 5 and 4 you will have to order them smallest to biggest which would be 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9. The next thing you do is identify the number that is in the middle of it which in this case would be 5, and that is the median

Mode: The mode is the amount of numbers you see the most e.g if the numbers were: 4, 7, 9, 7 the mode would be 7 as you see seven twice, but if you took out one of the 7's there would be now mode.

Range: the range is getting the biggest number and subtracting the smallest number from it. e.g 4, 7, 7, 9.
The biggest number is 9 and the smallest is 4 so you would subtract 4 from 9 which is 5 and that is the range.

Exposition - Evaluating Leaders

Leadership is a very important skill that some people excel in. These two people have showed this skill in the past. The two leaders I'm comparing is past prime minister Helen Clark and important historian Kate Sheppard.

Helen Clark is known for being the Prime Minister of New Zealand for 9 years (1999 - 2008.) She has shows a lot of leadership skills while being prime minister, but one the skills she has used from the start was resilience. She never gave up, especially in the 1996 election when her party didn't win, but that didn't stop her to try again in the 1999 election when she won. An example of her resilience that she shows now are the newspaper articles about her that might not come across in a positive way but she gets through it. Another trait that she has shown during her reign as prime minister is active thinking.

As a prime minister you have to come up with ways to improve New Zealand as a whole and Helen Clark did in some ways. She came up with many ideas, here are a few, She increased the minimum wage 5% a year, Interest free student loans, and one thing she did that affected and helped the world was when she contributed some New Zealand soldiers to the Afghanistan war. These are two out of many traits Helen used while she was Prime Minister. Helen Clark is a well known and respected woman in New Zealands history but so is the next leader we're comparing.

Homework challenge - Design a set of cards to give out throughout the year

I designed some cards to give to my family for there birthdays:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Find and Validate data measure eg Mean, Median, Mode and Range from appropriate displays

W.A.L.T Find and Validate data measure eg Mean, Median, Mode and Range from appropriate displays
So here is the mode.
A mode is the amount
of numbers you see the most.
In this instance the mode is six
The Median is the number in the middle of the set. So first you order numbers smallest to biggest and you identify the number in the middle and that will be the median.

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: relational Because I have some knowledge about the shapes.
I techniques I used in my art was blending colours together.

Here is a photo of my art work:


My next step in visual art is: Try to use a bigger range of techniques.

Term 1 integrated learning - leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity, Active Thinker, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal Focused and Motivational

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is Integrity because Integrity covers alot of things like Honesty, pride etc.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is motivational because motivating people is such an important thing.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is important ways to show these traits.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is Extended Abstract because I know how to describe and show the leadership traits.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Monday, 11 April 2016


Today I had a leadership meeting and what we did was we basically got together discussed what we're going to do and go and do it. What Victor and I had to do was go through the multicultural day photos and find the best ones and delete the ones we don't need. The thing is there are A LOT of photos.

Leadership quality:
I showed leadership by going to the leadership meeting.

Care value/ Learner quality
The Care Value I showed was R because I didn't give up even though there are a lot of photos!

W.A.L.T: Follow The Writing Process To write an Exposition.

W.A.L.T: Follow The Writing Process To write an Exposition.

So That was the comparison of Helen Clark and Kate Sheppard. Overall I think Kate Sheppard was the better example of a leader. Reason being Kate has done something that effects the world to this day, also while she was trying to get the rights she didn't make any mistakes, while on the other hand Helen Clark did make quite a few mistakes while she was prime minister. But Helen Clark is still an amazing example of a leader.

My Next step is to try and research someone who has more information about them and dig deeper on their past.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Balancing Responsibilities (leadership)

School work
1.My teacher to help me learn or my friends who can work with me.
2.The work that is the closest to coming up
3.To complete this work to a high standard.

4. The person who I’m working with for my leadership role.
5. The event that is coming up the closest
6. To get the main goals that should be completed every year done.

Outside of school
7. Anyone
8. If something important is coming up outside of school e.g a production you need to practice for it.
9. To get it done to a high level and also be prepared.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Year 9/10 - I can find, select and use a range of texts for specific learning purposes in different tasks and learning areas of the curriculum.

For my “Evaluating Leaders” research I have been researching about Helen Clark and Kate Sheppard

During this unit I have had to use a range of strategies to find the information I needed on Google. This includes: Using the search features e.g using the news option to have a look at news articles about Helen Clark.
List strategies you used here Advanced search, Cross checking, referencing and using the " marks

I have achieved this goal because I have made sure to reference and cross check to clarify I'm getting the correct information.

My next step is to set a new reading goal

Friday, 1 April 2016

Getting involved

This past week I think I have been getting involved.
At Lunchtime I have made sure I haven't been sitting doing nothing, I have been doing activities.
I have also made lots of new friend to hang out with.
Lastly I have made sure to turn up to my leadership roles.
The Care Value I used while getting involved was community.


Today I had Liberian.
I was reading to a group of girls who liked me reading the Barbie books.
Thankfully the whole group of us doing Liberian brought a lot of Barbie books as their very popular.
I read a lot of books to them and then we went back to the library to return the books and bean bags.
The Care value I used was community because I was turning up for my job.

Kapa Haka

Today I had kapa Haka.
What we did was we did some practise for the cultural festival, we practised our lines and the school song. After that the year 8 girls got to practise long poi which was really good as it was my first time doing long poi.
It is much harder then it looks but I didn't do that bad I think.
The Care value I used was Excellence because I tried my best in long poi even though it was hard.