Friday, January 22, 2010

Maths Textbook

Textbook p9 #25:
The Prime factorisation of a number is 2^4 X 3^5 X 7^2 X 11.
Write down 3 factors of the number that are greater than 100.
(Hint: 16 X 11 = 176, which is a factor.)
Since 16=2x2x2x2, I will take 3^5 and 7^2 times 11.
I still need another factor hence I will take 3^4 multiply by 11.
hence, the three factors are 2673, 539 and 891.
Textbook p9 #26:
The Prime factorisation of two numbers are 2 X 3^2 X 7^3 X 13 and3 X 7^2 X 13^3 X 17 .
Write down 3 common factors of the numbers.
The three common factors are 3,7 and 13.

Prime numbers

A mathematician proposed that "Every even number greater than 2 can be expressed as a sum of prime numbers."Do you agree? Why?
I agree. According to the Goldbalch's theory, every even number greater than two can be expressed as a sum of two primes. For example...
and so on...
Besides that, any even number more than 5 can be written as a sum of three primes. This magical equation is one of the oldest unsolved problems in number theory.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12 January: Numbers as a Language

I chose the Babylonian number system as I think that it is special and we have to learn 60 basic numbers before using them. I think that it can represent 2010 because I think learning the numbers needs perseverance and I hope that I can perseverance throughout the year, juggling with my school work and my own time.

Monday, January 11, 2010

EL lesson

Why is communication important?

It is important as it will help you to convey the correct message and the correct information to other people.

What is/are your favourite form/s of communication? Why?

My favourite form of communication is using the online instant messaging. I like to use online instant messaging as it is convenient and it is easy to express myself with the variety of emoticons available.

How do you decide which form of communication to use in a situation?

I would use a phone to communicate when dealing with something very urgent. If not, I would use SMS or online instant messaging to communicate.

What difficulties do you face in communicating with others?

As I speak rather fast sometimes, people cannot catch what I say.

Zhi Qi

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Amazing Race

What do you understand about the school value "Expanding Our Learning Networks"?
I understand that I must step out of my comfort area and try to know more people and things.

Why is this value important and how will it help you in your learning experience in SST?
It will allow me to know and try more things and it will help me to go further in my area of learning in SST.

Monday, January 4, 2010

5th Jan Mac activity

What do you understand about the school value "Forging Excellence"?
I understand that I should push myself to the limits and strive to be the best in everything I do.
What are the strengths that you think you possessed which can help you to achieve excellence?
I think I possessed confidence and am willing to take a step back can help me to achieve in excellence.
What other attributes and attitudes do you think you should cultivate to excel in the things you do?
I think I should be more open about other people's idea.
How can you contribute to help your class succeed?
I can help to put together ideas and encourage the class to do better.

Mac activity 4

  • How do you feel about working in a team on the bridge building project?
  • I feel great about it as working in a group will reduce the time needed and I can work with my classmates and understand them.
  • What do you think about your interactions with the members in your team?
  • I think that my interactions with the members in the team could be improved as I was busy typing and did no really helped with the building of the bridge.
  • What have you learnt about yourself in the course of the activity and what would you have done differently in future group activities?
  • I have learnt that I am not very organised and will definitely try to be more organised in future group activities.
  • Did you experience any fear(s), discomfort(s) and apprehension(s) working with this team? Why?
  • I did not experience any fear, discomfort and apprehension. Because I have familiarised with them before starting the activity.
  • How do you overcome them?
  • NIL