Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
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.)
1. 3^5 = 243
2. 7^2 X 11 = 154
3. 3^5 X 7^2 = 3402
Textbook p9 #26:
The Prime factorisation of two numbers are 2 X 3^2 X 7^3 X 13 and 3 X 7^2 X 13^3 X 17 .
Write down 3 common factors of the numbers.
1st Number: 2x9x343x13 = 80262
2nd Number: 3x49x2197x17 = 5490303
The 3 common factors of the numbers are: 3,2 and 13.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Personal Blog Textbook: Brainworks (p8) Q24(b) A mathematician proposed that "Every even number greater than 2 can be expressed as a sum of two prime
6 is equal to 3+3
8 is equal to 5+3
10 is equal to 5+5
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The binary numeral system, or base-2 number system represents numeric values using two symbols, 0 and 1. More specifically, the usual base-2 system has a radix of 2. The binary system is used internally by all modern computers. The chart at the right shows how a computer stores some numbers using only two symbols, 0 and 1.Counting in binary is similar to counting in any other number system. Beginning with a single digit, counting proceeds through each symbol, in increasing order. Decimal counting uses the symbols 0 through 9, while binary only uses the symbols 0 and 1.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Wow.That was nice, especially after some years of not going to such a wonderful camp ...... I am sure everyone enjoyed the camp......
3. Sense of belonging to the class
These three pointers can actually help me be more focused and efficient when working together as a team. Teamwork lets me work in harmony with the team. On the other hand, punctuality and time management is very important when doing projects or tasks so that we could finish the assigned tasks or activities on time. Sense of belonging to the class is also very important. Without it, I would feel like I do not belong to the team or class and will not try to share my opinions or participate in the activities and tasks. With these points that I have learnt from all the activities, I would be more efficient and focused when doing school homeworks or when working together as a class or team.
If I were given another chance to try all the activities, I think I will choose to try the zip line as I had not tried the zip line before due to fear. I was starting to overcome my fear together with most of my classmates who was also afraid to try the zip line at the camp when suddenly, our trainer said that we need to move on to the other activities due to time constrain and not the zip line.
One thing that I would like to change about myself ( related to the camp ) is empowerment. At times, I was a little bit uncomfortable when sharing my comments with the class as I was afraid that most of them would disagree with my comment and did not really know what to said. However, it turns out that most of them was okay with my comment. Another thing was that when our class was trying out the wet activities such as the "Milo" pool, I did not asked the trainer if we were supposed to change to our second pair of shoe at the starting. Of course, it turned out that I used the "clean" shoe to go into the mud and well...... Of course, it was a challenge to make the "mud" shoe become the "clean" shoe again.
P.S. ( Haha, the "clean" shoe that became a "mud" shoe was my school shoe! )
Last but not least, the "Thanking" section. The camp is an adventure and of course, my classmates helped each other at times we encountered problems......
I would like to thank firstly, our trainer, for being a caring and resourceful trainer, which we could get the answers to all of our questions from her. She also cared for the safety and condition of students of our class at all times.
Secondly, I would like to thank our form teachers for also caring for the safety of all students in our class.
Lastly, the students.
I would like to thank:
Lincoln, for being a great buddy which cared about my safety and condition at all times and helped me pass the "Night hike" as I had poor vision at night and could not see the obstacles in the forest.
Jasper, for being a great buddy which followed me at all times to ensure that I am safe and also helped me in all difficulties that I faced, especially helping me by telling me the logs and holes that are on the ground at night as I had poor vision at night.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I understand from the school value "Expanding Our Learning Networks" that we should not only depend on one source when learning. We to try to explore as many sources of learning as possible and learn from the different sources.We should not only depend on one source when learning as the source may not always be available or may not always contains the information that we want or we are looking for. So, the more learning networks that we have, the easier and faster it is for us to get the information that we are looking for.In a case of emergency, the source that we are used to use may not be available, so in a case of emergency, we must have prepared other networks to use.
This value is very important as it reminds us to search for as many learning networks as possible to learn as much as possible. It will help me in my learning experience in SST as at SST, we will be expanding our learning networks and when we do projects, the student with the most learning networks that is related to the project should be the one with the most detailed, meaningful and the best project in SST.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The school value "Forging Excellence" means to steadily move forward and achieve success gradually. The strength that I think I possesses which can help me achieve excellence is being brave and will try out new things rather than hide away from it. The attributes and attitudes that I think I should cultivate to excel in the things I do are trying my best in whatever I do, do not be discouraged by failure and never give up.To contribute to help my class succeed, I think I should always participate in whatever discussions my class is having and contribute all ideas that I have to the discussion.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Bridge Building Activity-Personal Reflection
About working in a team on the bridge building activity, I feel happy being able to work together to complete a task. However, I think that my interaction with the members in my team was not very good and could be improved a lot. I could have told my group members what my plan and idea was before actually doing it out. In the future, I would try harder to communicate better with my group members so that everybody knows what to do and time is spent wisely. I did not felt and discomfort, fear or apprehension when working with this team.