Posts Tagged ‘Maths’

We’re off to…Seaworld!!!

All the grade 5’s are off to Sea World!!!!!!!!!! Well… on our iPad’s anyway ;)

This week we will be learning about location and how to write directions. Your task is to imagine that the grade 5 team have taken you on a trip to Sea World for the day. You have to choose a starting point on your map where you will begin. Then you need to choose 10 different rides/attractions at Sea World to visit. They need to be in a logical order, you can’t be running around from one side of Sea World to the other. Once you have chosen your 10 attractions you need to write directions as to how to get to each spot. Make sure you use road names, landmarks, co-ordinates and other locational words to help you.

Download the Sea World map here:

Sea World Park Map

Challenge: Are you up for the challenge?

Your day begins at 10am and finishes at 5pm. The average time to wait for a ride at Sea World is 15 minutes. The average time you will spend at each ride is 5 minutes. The average time you will spend at each attraction is 20 minutes. The average time it takes to walk to each attraction is 3 minutes. You will need to stop for lunch for 1 hour. This can be any time during the day. You will need to write this in your directions as to where to go for lunch.

Work out your day at Sea World by choosing an attraction/ride to start with. Then when writing directions you will also need to write down the time spent, and how long it is going to take you to get around. How many rides/attractions can you fit into one day?

How Mean are you?

That is ‘mean’ as in mean mean (average)!

For this task you will need to click on the link below and choose your favourite AFL team then complete the tasks listed below.

1. Using your team’s players heights you need to find the range.

2. Using your team’s heights you need to find the mode.

3. Using the player’s heights find the median.

4. Choose six/seven/eight players heights and find the mean. CHALLENGE: Find the mean for all the players heights.

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Show Me The Money!


Fictional Business – Invoices

Using this example of an invoice, create your own using the Pages invoice template.

Name your business.

Add an image.

Are you offering goods or a service?

Refer to the example below to assist with your own invoice.

Note- Make sure you change the tax % from 8.5 to 10 for our GST.

(source: mathspace)

BTN (Behind The News) – GST Changes

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Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.

1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.

After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.

Australian Natural Disasters Mapping Activity

For this activity you need to research some Australian Natural Disasters and record your findings on the A3 sheet provided.

The information you need to find and record on your map of Australia are:

* Type of Natural Disaster and it’s location.

* What was the name of the disaster? EG: Cyclone Tracey

* What was the date of the disaster?

* What damage did the disaster cause? (This includes both fatalities and injuries and also the cost to re-build

* Any other information you can find.

Here are some links that may assist you.–13


Hall’s Gap Location Activity

Click on the link below to access the website Daft Logic.

Choose FIVE locations that we visited around Hall’s Gap (eg: Venus Baths) and measure the distance we traveled. To do this you need to click on the locations we traveled to and drop a pin. The website will calculate the total distance traveled.

Using pages create a table to show the distance to each of your locations.

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