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This is a place for the community of learners in Room 8-16 to learn and enjoy math. It is an extension of the classroom making it accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

## Wednesday, November 30, 2011

### Carlo's Scribe Post- Textbook 4,5 and 8

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### John's Scribe Post-Textbook 10, 13 and 14

**a) 10**

**-- = 0.1 0.1x750=75mL**

**100**

**b) 825mL**

**I arrive at 4% is half of 8% and 50 is half of 100**

**a) Commission is the portion of the sale price that the**

**real estate agent earns.**

**b) $18 700**

**Comment if I did something wrong.**

### Sarissa's Scribe Post - Textbook questions 3,7&11

Questions 3,7 & 11

a) 300/100 =3 b) 1.25/100=0.0125

3x 2000 = 6000 0.0125x 60= 0.75

c) 1/100=0.001

0.001x 40= 0.4

a)If there were 100 tickets there would be a 1% chance of winning with one ticket. So, 1/2 = 0.5 or 0.5%

b)If there is a 0.5% chance of winning with one ticket you would have to buy 5 tickets to have a 2.5% chance.

(0.5x5=2.5)

6.5 x 9 984 670 = 64 900 355 km2

### JM's Scribe Textbook 4.3 # 6,10,14

__Page 142 - 143__

__Numbers 6,10,14__

**6.A**

**6.B**

**6.C**

**10. A**

**10.B**

**I'm not sure how to do this so I've tried**

**Sorry =(**

**4% of 100**

**8% of 200**

**I arrived at my answer because 4% x 2 = 8%**

**100 x 2 = 200**

**If I did something wrong help me out, comment. =)**

### Ayra's Scribe Post 5, 9, 11

* 5. Determine the percent of each number.

Give your answer to the nearest hundredth.*

a) 1.3 b) approximately 144.88 c) $219.63

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9. The highest point in Canada is Mount Logan, which is in the Yukon Territory. Mount Logan is 159% as high as the highest point in Alberta, Mount Columbia. The elevation of Mount Columbia is 3747 m. What is the elevation of Mount Logan?

answer - 5957.73 m

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11. The area of Canada is approximately 9 984 670 km2. The area of Manitoba is about 6 1/2% of the area of Canada.

What is the area of Manitoba to the nearest square kilometre?

answer - approximately 649 004 km2.

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Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rr-IXInEVc Enjoy!

*Sorry if the fractions don't look like fractions.*

## Tuesday, November 29, 2011

### Kate's Pay it Forward

Part 1

Pay it forward means doing good things to other people and making a difference for their life.

Part 2

My Pay It Forward is an act of kindness to help Charry’s auntie's friend who's disabled. we did this with my partner Charry Mangaya. We decided what are we going to do. We chose this activity because we like to help (old) people with disabilities. We helped Precilla Malla, we call her tita (auntie) Malla, she's 59 years old, and she’s disabled with psoriasis arthritis and diabetes since 2003. We asked her what we can do for her. We did this act of kindness last November 13, 2011 at 11:30 A.M to 3:30 P.M.

Part 3

Our act of kindness went well. First Charry introduced me to her; we asked her "what can we do for her?”

We saw her kitchen, there's a lots of dirty dishes. So, we washed it, we cooked rice for her, we swept the floor, we cleaned her table. We saw her bedroom and she asked us is it okay to help her fold some of her clothes and we said “yes we can". We noticed that her bedroom is crowded with her things and a little bit messy; I told her that we can do some "interior designing to her bed room ". We moved some stuff, while we're cleaning up; we were talking and sharing stories like her experience when she's young. We're done at that time. We asked permission, if we can take a video and a photo to her. She approved. She was so happy when she saw her bedroom was all cleaned up. She told us that she's going to pay but we told her that it’s okay because we did this for free and she doesn't have to pay us .She's so thankful to us . She wants us to visit and to come back if we have a free time. Charry and I had so much fun . were so happy because we make her so happy and Charry and I helped each other to take pictures and videos and to help Tita Malla.

Part 4

Pay it forward is important because you share good things to others with the intension to make a difference not only to their life’s but to yourself as well .

Here's the link for our Pay It Forward Video.

### Gielh's home work book questions Scribe post

### Sarah's Scribe: Math Homework Book Answers (4.3, questions 6, 4)

**4. What is the percent of each number? Give you answer to the nearest hundredth.**

**Step 1**: Find out what 1/5% is as a decimal. To do this we take 1 and divide it by 5 that equals 0.2% (1 ÷ 5 = 0.2)

**Step 2**: Then find out what 0.2% is as a decimal. To do this we take 0.2 and divide it by 100, that equals 0.002. (0.2 ÷ 100 = 0.002)

**Step 3**: Then you take 0.002 and multiply that by 630. And your answer is 1.26.

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**Step 1**: Find out what 7/8% is as a decimal. To do this we take 7 and divide it by 8 that equals 0.875% (7 ÷ 8 = 0.875)

**Step 2**: Then add 23 with 0.875. (23 + 0.875 = 23.875)

**Step 3**: Then find out what 23.875% is as a decimal. To do this we take 23.875 and divide it by 100, that equals 0.23875 (0.23875 ÷ 100 = 0.23875)

**Step 4**: Then you take 0.23875 and multiply that by 300. And your answer is 71.625 (0.23875 x $356.80 = 71.625)

**Step 5**: Round 71.625 to the nearest hundredth. (71.625 ≈ 71.63)

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**Step 2**: Then you take 2.45 and multiply that by $356.80. And your answer is 874.16 (0.23875 x $356.80 = $874.16)

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**Step 1**: Find out what 3/4% is as a decimal. To do this we take 3 and divide it by 4 that equals 0.75% (3 ÷ 4 = 0.75)

**Step 2**: Then add 68 with 0.75. (68 + 0.75 = 68.75)

**Step 3**: Then find out what 68.75% is as a decimal. To do this we take 68.75 and divide it by 100, that equals 0.6875 (68.75 ÷ 100 = 0.6875)

**Step 4**: Then you take 0.6875 and multiply that by 700. And your answer is 501.875 (0.6875 x 700 = 501.875)

**Step 5**: Round 501.875 to the nearest hundredth. (501.875 ≈ 501.875)

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**Step 1**: Find out what 360% is as a decimal. To do this we take 360% and divide it by 100, that equals 3.60 (3.60 ÷ 100 = 3.60)

**Step 2**: Then you take 3.60 and multiply that by $129.95. And your answer is $467.82 (3.6 x $129.95 = $467.82)

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

Step 2 : Then divide 1700mg by 100 (1700 ÷ 100 = 17)

Step 3 : Then take 1% and multiply it by 182, to get 182%. (1% x 182 = 182)

Step 4: Then multiply 17mg by 182 as well. (17mg x 182 = 3094)

Here is a LINK to game to help your understanding of finding a Percent of a Number.

Here is a video to help your understanding of finding a Percent of a Number.

## Monday, November 28, 2011

### Casey's Scribe: 4.3 Show You Know

2) 0.1% of $5000

3) 2 1/10% of $20000

4) 160% of $53.27

5) 3/4% Of 135

6.) 55 8/10% of 500

Here are some links that might help:

http://www.games68.com/games.php?id=212990

http://www.funbrain.com/penguin/index.html

## Thursday, November 24, 2011

### weday

## Wednesday, November 23, 2011

### We Day

*November 23,2011*, I got to

**experience**a

**life changing event**. There were a lot of speakers talking about how we, kids, adults, teenagers, and well, basically everyone can make a difference to this world. 16 000 attended the life changing event, We Day. I will now share what I remember.

**Sign 1:**"Hi my name is Michel. "

**Sign 2:**"One day, while playing soccer, a group of armed rebels abducted me.

**Sign 3:**"They took me to their camp"

**Sign 4:**"And cut my wrists."

**Sign 5:**" While bleeding, they rubbed gun powder and cocaine on my wounds."

**Sign 6:**" Then, they made me hold a gun."

**Sign 7:**" And they yelled."

**Sign 8:**" shoot! ... SHOOT!

**Sign 9:**" They made me shoot my best friend."

**Sign 10:**"His name was Kevin."

**Sign 11:**"I was forced to be a child soldier."

**Sign 12:**"I was silenced along with 300 000 other children."

**Sign 13:**"For children who are silenced by poverty and exploitation."

**Sign 14:**"I ask you to join me."

**Sign 15:**" In total silence. Please now all rise. And stand up for those who have no voice."

**ON NOVEMBER 30,2011**Stand up for children's rights, and join the

**Vow of Silence.**What you basically do is not talk, no phones, no computer, no communication to other people. We stay silent because we stand up for those who have no voice, who aren't aloud to speak for their-selves because they are facing something really difficult in their life.

### We Day

*impossible*to live a normal life, considering he couldn't do something as simple as stand up straight or kick a ball. They were

*wrong*. Spencer is respected, known, valued and loved. He is always

*standing tall.*He overcame the bullying and his disability. He spoke about how he never lost hope and courage.

"Redefine Possible" -Spence West

"If enough of us choose to change even one small thing, together we have the power to change anything." -Rick Hansen

If it wasn't for Craig Kielburger starting the Free The Children campaign and for those who stood with/by him, there wouldn't be a We Day.

*Big thank you to everyone who helped to make this amazing event possible for us.*

### We Day

Today was the first ever We Day held at Winnipeg in the MTS center. This is a once in a life time experience and opportunity to be able to arrive to this memorable experience, but this isn't the same feeling I have, I bet all people that got to experience this opportunity had the exact same feeling as me. I would also include how the motivational speaker's words, actions, videos, gestures, and emotion moved the whole audience to stop and think about making differences and how lucky we are.

At the MTS center some of the people there that gave passionate speeches were Chief Shawn Atleo, Al Gore, Rick Hansen, Hannah Taylor, Mia Farrow, Spencer West, Michel Chikwanine, and last but not least Marc and Craig Kielburger then main reason everything and everyone is here right now developing and changing the world. But it wasn't just them there were other people.. those people were 16 000 youth of children and teachers and in that 16 000 there were 30 kids from our school chosen and 5 teachers to come as well.

- Spencer West

Spencer West was there to tell us about how no matter who you are you can do anything. Just like how he himself and his parents believed that he can walk without feet. Also that anything can happen to anyone. Next year his friends and himself are going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to make a difference as well.

- Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor is a great is example of Craig, because she was also little when she decided to stand up and take chances to make a difference in the world just by one incident she saw. She made several organizations to help the poor and the people going through starvation.

- Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen was there to help people with spinal cord injuries because of an accident he had that made him paralyzed on the waist down. He made people just like him to stay confident and to continue living your life because there is never an end to anything.

- Michel Chikwanine

- Craig and Marc Kielburger

Lastly I would like to talk about the leaders and the beginning of everything created about we day.... Craig and Marc Kielburger. Craig was the same age as us when he decided to make a stand when he read about a boy and how he was murdered for trying to make a difference. Then he told his class to make a stand, then school, then the city, then all of a sudden he got the whole world to participate and make a difference to help people who are less fortunate. They also showed that "No matter the age, or the height you can make a difference."