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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Quadrilaterals D.L.O

We Are Learning To:

  • Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties. What do we know about triangles and quadrilaterals?
  • Use appropriate scales, devices and metric units for length and angles.

Explain and teach your audience how to draw five different quadrilaterals.

Construct (draw and build) the five quadrilaterals.

Name and draw each of the quadrilaterals.Show the special properties of each quadrilaterals. This means talk about the length of sides, the size of angles, sides that are the same...

Show how to use your protractor to measure the angles within each quadrilaterals..

What other important information do you think your reader should know?

Remember: this is your own work and you do not have permission to use other people’s work from the internet.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

My SOLO Responce

My SOLO Response

Where I Was At The Start…
I think at the start of the unit I was Unistructural and I think I am now extended abstract. When I was at the start I think I knew one or two things about the government, but I didn’t  know very much at all. I heard my parents/adults talking about the elections before but not very often.

What I Know Now… (I have proved what I know by answering the questions for each part of the SOLO rubric).

Unistructural
-What groups do I belong to? I belong to these groups: Student, Harris, Netball club, Karoro School, Basketball club, New Zealand citizen, Surf club, pakeha, family groups, friend groups.
-What groups do adults belong to? Groups adults belong to: Citizens of their country, sport groups, clubs, family groups, friend groups, enrolment to vote.
-Who makes the decisions/rules for the groups I belong to? Who makes the rules/laws for our country? The ones who make the decisions: The Queen, the governor general, parliament, New Zealand citizen who are the age to vote.
-How do people participate in our elections? People participate in the elections by voting, running for parliament, enrolling to vote, arranging advertisement for parties, discussing the topic of who they’re going to vote for.
-Why do people participate in our elections? People participate in the elections because they want change for their country.
-What and where are polling booths? Polling booths can be in many different places: schools, post offices, public buildings.
-What do rights and responsibilities mean? Rights are things you literally have the right to: food, water, shelter, warmth, health care, education and love.
-What does election mean? An election is a vote for an individual or group of people in a party to be in parliament.

Multistructural
-Define what government mean/ Describe government. Government is a large group of people who receive input on changes to be made in our country they then accept some ideas and send them to parliament to be further discussed.
-Describe ways in which people can make decisions. People can either to or to not make decisions for themselves e.g. Voting, if you really are making a decision then you will choose to enrol and vote. If you decide to not decide then you won’t vote.
-Identify how the government of Aotearoa / New Zealand is different from the way in which our school is governed?The government is different to how our school is run because if something big is changes at our school then we might get a say however if a big change is happening with the government and we are not old enough to vote then we won’t really have a say.
-Describe who makes up our parliament. (The structure.) I know that the queen comes at the top of the structure of the government and then the governor general (the representative of the queen) comes next, there are also MP’s.
-Describe why some people chose to stand for parliament. People run for parliament when the want to make a change around New Zealand.
-Define what democracy and voting mean? Democracy is the majority of votes. Voting is to fill out a form to ‘vote’ for something you want.
-List some of the strengths and weaknesses of a democracy. It means that usually it’s more fair because it’s what the most amount of people want. It’s also sometimes unfair because everyone has a different opinion so when people don’t get what they voted for it’s unfair for them.
-Describe the issues that New Zealanders might think are important when choosing the person they will vote for in an election. I think the issues we find important are what they are willing to do to change things for the better. I also think we’d be more likely to vote for them if they were going to change somethings we want changed. Also I think another issue is whether they’d be willing to take into consideration our input.

Relational
-Explain the purpose of a parliament. The purpose of parliament is to have many people who are willing to take into account the opinion of the citizens of New Zealand’s thoughts on what should change and what should stay the same.
-Explain the idea of democracy and how it connects to decisions that are made in New Zealand. Democracy is when the majority of votes wins when there is an election it is democracy because the majority of votes wins.
-Explain why people should be allowed to vote in an election. People should be allowed to vote in an election because they deserve to be able to vote for what they want and have their own opinion.
-Explain who has been historically discriminated against within our voting system. Both women and Māori have been unable to vote in the past in our country so this was discrimination towards them.
-Why is there a general electoral roll and a Māori roll? There is a general roll and a Māori roll because when The Treaty Of Waitangi was signed it was said the Māori would be allowed to have their say so there are at least two seats in parliament for two Māori people so anyone voting can choose whether they want to vote just for someone running for one of those spots.
-Explain why some people do not want to vote in an election. Identify why some people have difficulty voting in an election. Some people don’t want to vote in the election because they don’t think their opinion will matter. Or they simply have nobody they want to vote for. Also some people don’t feel comfortable voting for someone different to their family/friends so they feel pressured.
-Explain what might happen if there was only one choice about who was in charge of our government/country. There wouldn’t a range of different opinions and everything would just be decided by that one person.

Extended Abstract
-‘I have a part to play in the Aotearoa/New Zealand Elections.’ Discuss I know I have a part to play in the election because in the future I will be able to vote for the party who I believe will make a difference for the better in New Zealand.
-What effect does an election have on the life of myself and other New Zealanders? The election impacts me because whoever is elected has the choice to make decisions that will impact me and all citizens of New Zealand.
-Predict the outcome of our general election in September. Explain why you think this. I think it will be a close score between Labour and National and I believe that they will have to join with one or more parties as neither have enough to make up parliament on their own.


How I Know What I Know Now...

-I know what I know because of the work I have completed in class. I can prove I am at the extended abstract stage because I can answer all the questions for that stage. I believe I am now capable of relating things to do with the elections in New Zealand to the whole world. I know that elections are held all of the world and although some may be similar to ours many are very different.