Behind The News- The 2014 Budget

There have been many events throughout this year in the Australian government and essentially Australia. But what have been the main things that people have been talking about? Well, one of them was the 2014 Budget. Most Australian citizens were not happy with what was put forward and contributed around the budget. This is partly because it has been quite a tough budget on most people. This is due to the fact that there have been many more taxes to pay throughout the year for the government to spend on things like fixing roads and other essential needs that the people of Australia do require in order to live their normal lives. During press conferences and otherwise formal press meetings, the use of taxes has most often been replaced with ‘levy’. This, in my opinion has been the case due to a large amount of discomfort between government members and other Federal officials, conflicting with tax protestors. So that’s basically what happened with the budget this year.

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 8 Problem 22

PREDICT:

I predict that this problem is going to be about multiplication.

READ:

Which deal costs less per millilitre?

A) 75 c for 500 ml

B) $2 for 2 L

CLARIFY:

There was nothing that I needed to clarify in this question.

MY TOOL:

The tool that I used for this specific worded problem was, ‘Write a Sum or Number Sentence’.

THE BIG QUESTION:

Which deal is better value for money?

SUMMARY:

This problem was easy for me because all that I needed to do was complete a simple number sentence to complete the problem.

ANSWER:

My answer was B.

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 7 Problem 22

PREDICT:

I predict that this problem is going to be about multiplication.

READ:

Which deal costs less per litre?

A) $32 for 4L

B) $8.50 for 1L

CLARIFY:

There was nothing that I needed to clarify in this question.

MY TOOL:

In this problem I used ‘Have I Seen A Similar Problem?’

THE BIG QUESTION:

Which deal costs less by the litre?

SUMMARY:

This problem was very easy for me because I was able to learn a compatible and versatile strategic solution that I can use for these types of worded problems.

MY ANSWER:

My answer was A.

Behind The News- Sun damage

We all know that having fun out in the sun can be very beneficial, but at the same time can be a deadly source for skin cancer. Skin cancer is the result of damaged skin cells creating large lumps. Those lumps ar called skin cancer cells. They can be extremely harmful, or worse deadly. There are few other types of cancer but this is probably the main one when it comes to kids. So the next time you go play some football down at your local park during summers, remember to slap some sunscreen on.

My Green House Gas Emissions

Over the weekend we were asked to complete a survey on how many greenhouse gas emissions we created from our homes. Here is the final report from my survey.

Graph:

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Table:
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Another bit of homework we were asked to do was research the greenhouse effect. Here it is.
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And for our last bit of homework we were asked to research how fossil fuels are made. Here is my bit.
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Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 6 Problem 22

PREDICT:

I predict that this problem is going to be about comparing numbers.

READ:

Which deal costs less per metre?

A) $1.50 for 15m

B) $5 for 45m

CLARIFY:

There was nothing that I needed to clarify in this problem.

MY TOOL:

The tool that I used in this problem was ‘Have I Seen A Similar Problem?’

THE BIG QUESTION:

Which deal is better value for money?

SUMMARY:

This problem was quite easy for me because I have already developed a successful strategy that I use for these types of questions and used the same one for this problem.

MY ANSWER:

My answer was A.

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Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 6 Problem 22

Behind The News- Greenhouse Gases

The sun is where most of our heat comes from, but sometimes it can get a bit too hot. This is a result of greenhouse emissions. Greenhouse emissions are the result of the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are non- renewable energy sources including coal oil and gas. All of these are sources found underground, and are created using dead organisms. The making of coal uses dead plant organisms whilst oil and gas are created using dead marine life. But to gain possession of these sources you need the once alive organisms to have been crushed down into the ground by millions of years of pressure caused by mounting land masses.

The use of fossil fuels include manufacturing and other chemical related products. The main use of fossil fuels though, would be heating and cooling homes, as well as any other energy related topics.

The greenhouse emissions transmit extremely small particles called greenhouse particles, these can sometimes trap excess heat in to the Earth’s atmosphere. These greenhouse particles are the result of burning and using fossil fuels and this is why scientists are encouraging more business owners, and other citizens and residents to go  greener with their usage of electricity and other power sources that may be related to the burning of fossil fuels.

100 Word Challenge Week 11

Through the war,

came the poor,

weeping through the dusty clouds,

no feasts,

all defeats,

remember the poor,

For they were the ones

that endured the pain,

that they didn’t deserve to gain.

Time and time,

over,

again,

the poor were the ones who suffered,

when the internet buffered

they were at the end.

Over the wall and under the fence,

there really was no vengeance,

every time they met someone new,

It actually was their heads that blew,

They flew,

right through,

the light blue.

The poor,

are the ones we should adore.

Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 5 Problem 22

PREDICT:

I predict that this problem is going to be about comparing numbers.

READ:

Which deal costs less per gram?

A) $5 for 500 g

B) $3 for 250 g

CLARIFY:

There was nothing that I needed to clarify in this question.

MY TOOL:

I do not think that I used a specific tool in this problem.

THE BIG QUESTION:

Which option costs less per gram?

SUMMARY:

I found this problem very easy because if it was $3 for 250 g then 500 g would have to be $6 but instead it has been lowered down to $5.

MY ANSWER:

My answer was $5 for 500 g (A).

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Maths Mate Term 4 Sheet 5 Problem 22

100 Word Challenge Week 10

“DONIO! COME! NOW!” “Yes master.” The shivering half dressed goblin appeared out of the shadows, head down, eyes down. “I need a cup of Slizanberg juice, precisely 500 ml.” “Indeed master.” Replied Donio (the half dressed,, shivering goblin). He walked off at a fast pace, looking at all of the piles and piles of potions when suddenly, there was a knock on the door. The little creature dawdled to the door miserably, thinking that it would probably be one of his masters’ friends. But when the light came through a family stood at the door and as Donio shivered they screamed.