Friday, May 29, 2009

Your Percent Post

You need to do all the questions from part A and choose 2 from Part B

Part A

1) 245% of $356.80
2) 68 3/4% of 730
3) 360% of $129.95

Part B

1) The commission for the sale of a house was 6 3/4%. If the house sold for $345 000, how much was the commission. Show your thinking.

2. Table Salt is a chemical compound of sodium and chlorine. recommended daily intake is about 1700 mg. If Canadians consume 182% of this amount on average, how much sodium is one person eating daily?

3)Miguel bought a car for $4700. He made a down payment of 19 1/2%. How much was the down payment?

4)About 5.6% of Canadians have Type 2 Diabetes. If Canada's population is 32 Million, about how many Canadians have this condition?

5) The 4900 seat hockey arenas was 63% full. How many people were at the game?

6) The Nile River is about 209% the length of the Yukon River. If the Yukon River is 3168 km, how long is the Nile river to the Nearest KM? Show your work.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Learning is about passion.
Flickr attribution by Tyla'75

You need to have this passion to succeed in life. In recent weeks I have seen many of you get spring fever and lose your will to learn. Many of you are going goldfish,

not asking questions and just wanting answers. This passiveness needs to disappear and you need to rekindle your passion to learn.

We only have a few weeks left in school. Take everyday as an opportunity to find new things to learn and use this knowledge to succeed on your final assignments and exams.

Watch this video and listen to these Grade 5 students. They are part of a noon hour club in New York City. These kids have passion. They want to sing, learn be active in society. Watch their faces as they sing and the passion in their voices. The students have sung onstage with many performers and will be singing with Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Gardens infront of 18 000 fans on June 11th.

Find your passion and succeed.


Exam Preparation

Push for Help
The Joy Of The Mundane

Some of you have been asking about help for your exam. I created a wiki for you. At the wiki you will find problems that can be solved. This is for extra marks. Hope you find it helpful.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Percent Lesson 1

Here are the instructions

Here are the slides for today's lesson on Percents!! Show the first 3 slides before showing the first movie....

Mr. Percent Does Percent

Complete the rest of the slides. With 5 minutes remaining in class show the second video.

8 % of My Love

Thursday, May 21, 2009


First a word problem

Here is the ustream

Here are the slides

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Final 2Minute Instructions

The time has come for you to have a completed video. So the logical question is now..... Where do I put it!

You must upload the video to

or There is a spmath login for both of these sites. The password is the same at both. Email me if you do not know the password. Please use it so that I can create a channel and keep all videos organized. Both sites allow HD uploading so please use youtube if possible.

Once you have your video uploaded please embed it at your blog. Create a post
  • Title ________ 2 Minutes to Make a Difference
  • In the body give a 2 to 3 sentence explanation of your video.
  • Embed your video
  • label your post in the usual way, name, 2minutes, spinquiry
Your movie is to be 2 minutes in length. I will give you an extra 30 seconds to add the credits at the end of the movie. The credits are important because it informs the viewing audience about your sources of music, photos and information.
Please make sure that you have added into your credits all information about
  1. photos
  2. music ..... make sure you have permission to use the music you are using. If you have asked for permission and no one has replied back use up to 30 seconds and you should not have too many issues with copywrite. Make sure you state in the credits that you asked for permission.
  3. websites Inform the viewing audience where you found your material. They could then go and learn more about the topic.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2 Minutes to Make a Difference Marking Rubric and other Goodies

The last stages of your 2 Minutes to Make a Difference are almost over. You should be making your movie as we speak. The final deadline for your movie will be on May 20. On that day I need access to your movie, you can burn it to a cd or use a flash drive.

Your movie projects will be marked on the following criteria, Length of movie, script, do you make a difference, production quality, direction and credits. Here is the rubric that will be used to mark your movie.

The final part of the movie will be a day where we will watch all of the movies as a grade. On June 15 we will use periods 2 and 3 to screen the movies. You will have a chance to vote on the ones you liked the best. Following the screening you will be served lunch and we will have an awards ceremony during period 4.

Red Carpet by jeffbalke

This will be a great way to get ready for your math exam which will be on June 16th!! Be sure to study!!!!!

You have had many months to create these masterpieces. Please take time to finish them to a standard of excellence that will make you proud. Following the ceremony we will unveil your iTunes channel and youtube channel. You will be able to

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Last Fraction Post

Hey everyone here is one of your last posts of the year. We have just had a whirlwind trip through fractions.

Here is what you need to have in the post.
  1. You need to explain how to add and subtract fractions. Include an image and instructions on how to do the math. Give 3 examples one has to be a mixed number.
  2. You need to explain how to multiply fractions. Include an image and instructions on how to do the math. Give 2 examples one using proper fractions and one using mixed numbers.
  3. You need to explain how to divide fractions. Please show how to divide proper fractions and mixed numbers.
  4. You need to solve 2 out of the three word problems below. Show all of your work.
Problem 1

Problem 2
Problem 3

To create this post you can use pictures and create a voicethread, you can use a Google Presentation, or make a movie. How you create the post and the level of creativity is up to you.

Labels fractionpost, yourname
Title Yourname Last Fraction Post
This post is due Tuesday May 12 at 9:00. Your tests on fractions will happen also that day. Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

More Movie Magic

Puzzled_1991 by Bludgeoner86
May 6th is fast approaching. It is the latest deadline for your Movie Project. You need to have all of your pictures and filming done by this deadline. If you think of a jigsaw puzzle in a box not put together this is what you need to have done.

In the "Movie Jigsaw Puzzle Box"
On Wednesday you will then start the 2 week process of putting the movie together. There will be 2 types of movies. Slidecasts or presentations with an audio track, and movies that you make in iMovie or on your PC. Both will be relatively simple if you have all the "puzzle pieces" in place.

Work hard and get ready for the next step.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Dividing Fractions

Here is the video from the Dividing Fractions Class.
Here are the slides and the homework from today. Cya on Monday.