Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Level 3 Addition and Subtraction

Show how you solve these number problems.  

1.  Maraea is saving to buy a cat.  In 3 weeks she has saved $9, $56 and $72.
Show how to work out how much she has saved altogether.
$50+$70=$120, $9+$6+$2=$17, $120+$17=$137
Maraea has $137 dollars altogether.

2. Tom saves his money each month to buy a dog.  In 4 months he has saved $36, $78, $203, and $123.  Show how to work out how much he has saved altogether.
100+200=300, 30+70+20=120, 6+8+3+3=20, 300+120+20=440
Tom has $440 dollars altogether.

3.   Te Ao is saving to buy a horse.  So far she has saved $17, $160, $72, and $148.  Show how to work out how much she has saved altogether.
100+100=200, 10+60+70+40=180, 7+2+8=17, 200+180+17=397
Te Ao has $397 dollars altogether.

4.  Petelo has $ 147 as a present.  He spent $78 at the shop.  How much has he got left?

Level 4 Cloze Activity

I am learning to add words to a text so it makes sense.

The following piece of writing has words missing.
Read the whole piece of writing first to get an idea of what it is about.
Fill in the gaps so that the piece of writing makes sense.
Write only ONE word in each space.
You can cross out and change answers as you go along.

The largest of all flying creatures is the albatross, which can have a wing span of 3.5 metres.
The bill of this huge seagull is long and powerful.
The albatross's wings (1) is the southern oceans of the ocean (2) where it
may sometimes travel great ways (3). One albatross, found near the Chilean
ocean (4), had a special identification tag fastened on (5) its neck which
had been put on (6) in New Zealand only 12 days earlier. After (7) that
brief time the bird had only  (8) 4800 kilometres, an average of 400 kilometers (9)
daily – an amazing feat of endurance.
Albatross’s (10) are capable of flying at speeds higher  (11) than 90 km/h. Their
outstanding ability to fly (12) and glide far better than any
other  (13) bird has led to them being named  (14)
'the prince of soaring birds'.
They eat (15) mainly on squid, fish, shrimp, and
other (16) creatures that are found near the surface (17)
of the sea. They also swoop under  (18) on scraps thrown overboard from ships.
Then (19) they will follow a ship for two (20) days.
Albatrosses will alight on the deep  (21) surface, but only when it is right(22).
They visit land in the breeding way (23) for a brief time. Adult birds go (24)
out at sea for two or twenty (25) three years.
Image source: T.Mattern, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Record your answer here.

1Home x

15live x
2World x16other x
3Distances x17surface x

Ocean x18down x
5Around x19sometimes x
6On x20several x
7In x21ocean x
8 Flown x22calm x
9Kilometers< correct>23season x
10They x

24stay x
11Greater x
25even x
12soar x

13other x

14called x

Whale Watch

I am able to add words to a text so it makes sense.
Whale Watch

Here is the story Max told about the time he went whale watching.
When I went on board the Whale Watch boat, Makawhio, I kept telling myself that I might not see a whale. But I really wanted to. I wore my dolphin necklace for good luck.
     Lester is Makawhiu's skipper. He took us five kilometres offshore. The water out there is one and a half kilometres deep. It's full of plankton and fish and squid – all the things that whales like to eat.
     I kept looking at the sea, but I couldn't see anything that might be a whale. Then I heard Lester talking on Makawhiu's radio. The skipper on another boat was saying that there was a whale not far away. Lester wrote down the whale's position on his map. Makawhiu'sengines started up, and we were off – whale spotting.
     When Makawhiu stopped, Lester put a hydrophone into the water. Under the sea, whales make squeals and clicking sounds that the hydrophone can "hear". But Lester said he wasn't picking up any sounds. That meant that the whale was on its way to the surface. Either that, or it was asleep, deep under the water!
We waited . . . and waited . . .
Then, close by, we heard a rush of air. A long, smooth, grey sperm whale was lying in the water close to the boat! Every time it let out a breath, a shower of mist and water rushed out of its blowhole.
     The whale floated in the sea like a giant rubber raft. Only one-third of its body was above the water, but once, just for a minute, I saw the whale's wrinkly eye. The whale made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. I wished I could touch it. I wished I could watch it all day.
Source: School Journal, Part 1, No. 1, Learning Media, 1998.
(Text abridged).

Read "Whale watch" pages 14-19 in School Journal Part 1, Number 1, 1998. Then answer these questions.

Max said he wore a necklace for good luck. What was the good luck he was hoping for?
To actually see a dolphin.

Why did Lester put the hydrophone in the water?
So he could hear the noise the whale was making.
Why did Lester take the whale watchers five kilometres offshore?
Because the water out there was deep and it was full of plankton and fish and squid all of the things the whale likes to eat.

What are two possible reasons for the hydrophone not picking up any sounds?
i)The whale was on it’s way up to reach the surface.
ii)It was asleep deep underwater.

The words "We waited …and waited…" have been written in large print to make them stand out. What might this tell us about how Max was feeling?
Frustrated and Impatient.

What was the first clue Max had, that a whale was at the surface near the boat?
Then, close by, we heard a rush of air. A long, smooth, grey sperm whale was lying in the water close to the boat!
Describe a time you felt like Max.

I had to wait for an appointment at the doctors and I had to wait for 1 hour.

On Frog Pond

I am able to add words to a text so it makes sense.
On Frog Pond
This task is about adding words to a  text so it makes sense -  This will also show comprehension and understanding of text.

Read the text and put in the correct word.
It's early morning on frog pond. As the sun rises, light sparkles on the water (1).    All sorts of  pond animals are waking up. A 2) busy day is beginning.
    At the edge of the (3) pond, a little green frog sits on a lilypad (4) in the water. He
is hidden here among the 5) floating plants. He keeps very still and very quiet (6).
His big, bulging eyes are watching. He's watching the (7) dragonflies. He's watching for
slugs and worms. He's watching (8) for flies. This little frog is hungry for food (9).
    Someone else is hungry too. A dragonfly hums quietly(10) above the water. She is a fierce
hunter,looking (11) for insects. She hovers near a clump of grass (12). She can fly in
any direction, even backwards and (13) sideways. Like the frog, she has very
big wings (14). Suddenly she spots a fly crawling up a lilypad (15). She swoops down
like an arrow and grabs the (16) fly with her powerful front legs. Gripping it
quick (17), she munches away at it with her sharp mouth (18) parts.
    The little frog has seen all this happening (19). He turns very slightly. He's ready to pounce,
but (20) he keeps very still. He hopes that the fly (21) will take off towards him
when she's finished eating (22). He hopes she won't notice him sitting
still in (23) green among the pondweed. Soon she flies away (24).

Record your answer here.

Water ✓
Lilypad   ✓
A ✓
The   ✓
The   ✓
quick x
Lilypad   ✓
Like x
The  ✓
Happening x
Quiet   ✓
But   ✓
The   ✓
Fly x
Watching   ✓
Eating   ✓
Food   ✓
In x
Quietly   ✓
Away   ✓
Looking   ✓

Grass   ✓

And   ✓

Wings x