## Wednesday, April 28, 2010

### 2 Minutes To Make A Difference (Obesity) Reflection by: Laura

http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0ARcrddJyHBAwZGhmc2R3emRfNTdnd256YjVkcQ&hl=en

This is what we started out with, where we put all of our info and pictures and questions and answers. We didn't end up using all of the pictures we collected because we took a lot of our own pictures to match with the theme of the project. However, we did use pictures of real life obese people in our final draft.

This was our first draft of the video.

This was our final draft of the video. As you can see, it's much better.

The differences between our first and final movies are pretty big. First of all, we cut out the unnecessary parts that took up too much time, in order to make room for the pictures of actual obese people and ways to avoid and conquer it. We also did another, (needed) spell check, and included the extra credits for the new pictures and the song that played during the movie. The comments played a big roll in making our final movie better. Almost all of our changes were based on the comments.

We found our expert through me actually. His name is Dr. Shane Hartry and he goes to my church.

Here are 3 important points that Dr. Shane added to our movie:

-Obesity is mainly caused by people being lazy and eating large portions of fast foods full of calories that they don't burn off.

-Girls who are depressed will usually eat to fill the pain. (Like in our movie). As they gain weight, they will start to consider themselves fat, which causes them to be even more depressed, thus causing them to eat even more.

-Liposuction is one of the more dangerous operations and is not recommended by most doctors.

In my opinion, our greatest success with the movie project was relating the cause to a real-life situation. I think this allowed the cause to be more interesting to the viewers.

A skill I have taken from doing this project, and will probably use in the future is the ability to relate to those who have a problem or disability that I don't. Being the obese person in the sketch, I got to experience how it might feel to be an obese person. Everyday things can become a challenge...including looking in the mirror. Everyone is beautiful and unique, but in a world revolving around anorexic super models and air-brushed magazines, being larger can be difficult and make you feel awkward and uncomfortable.

The most frustrating component of the movie project was actually getting me to look obese. The first couple of tries, I just looked pregnant and we couldn't find a way to stuff my legs. Our solution was:

2 pillows

2 pillow cases

2 pairs of pj's

5 pairs of socks

My dad's biggest shirt

and waist-up shots only.

I think the 2 Minutes project is important to grade 8 students, and actually everybody because it gives you a sense of what is going on in the world. Our movie project focused on something in North America, however, along the way we learned about issues in places all around the world, and how we can help.

In the future, I will make a difference by educating other people about what they can do to protect themselves from obesity by means other than the movie. Also, I will contribute to causes that support this issue.

~Laura Kathleen~

This is what we started out with, where we put all of our info and pictures and questions and answers. We didn't end up using all of the pictures we collected because we took a lot of our own pictures to match with the theme of the project. However, we did use pictures of real life obese people in our final draft.

This was our first draft of the video.

This was our final draft of the video. As you can see, it's much better.

The differences between our first and final movies are pretty big. First of all, we cut out the unnecessary parts that took up too much time, in order to make room for the pictures of actual obese people and ways to avoid and conquer it. We also did another, (needed) spell check, and included the extra credits for the new pictures and the song that played during the movie. The comments played a big roll in making our final movie better. Almost all of our changes were based on the comments.

We found our expert through me actually. His name is Dr. Shane Hartry and he goes to my church.

Here are 3 important points that Dr. Shane added to our movie:

-Obesity is mainly caused by people being lazy and eating large portions of fast foods full of calories that they don't burn off.

-Girls who are depressed will usually eat to fill the pain. (Like in our movie). As they gain weight, they will start to consider themselves fat, which causes them to be even more depressed, thus causing them to eat even more.

-Liposuction is one of the more dangerous operations and is not recommended by most doctors.

In my opinion, our greatest success with the movie project was relating the cause to a real-life situation. I think this allowed the cause to be more interesting to the viewers.

A skill I have taken from doing this project, and will probably use in the future is the ability to relate to those who have a problem or disability that I don't. Being the obese person in the sketch, I got to experience how it might feel to be an obese person. Everyday things can become a challenge...including looking in the mirror. Everyone is beautiful and unique, but in a world revolving around anorexic super models and air-brushed magazines, being larger can be difficult and make you feel awkward and uncomfortable.

The most frustrating component of the movie project was actually getting me to look obese. The first couple of tries, I just looked pregnant and we couldn't find a way to stuff my legs. Our solution was:

2 pillows

2 pillow cases

2 pairs of pj's

5 pairs of socks

My dad's biggest shirt

and waist-up shots only.

I think the 2 Minutes project is important to grade 8 students, and actually everybody because it gives you a sense of what is going on in the world. Our movie project focused on something in North America, however, along the way we learned about issues in places all around the world, and how we can help.

In the future, I will make a difference by educating other people about what they can do to protect themselves from obesity by means other than the movie. Also, I will contribute to causes that support this issue.

~Laura Kathleen~

## Monday, April 26, 2010

### Life in Dene & Ojibway First Nations 2minutes2010

Life in Dene & Ojibway First Nations

By Daylan Hyslop Dimitria Roulette 8-16

By Daylan Hyslop Dimitria Roulette 8-16

**Life in Dene & Ojibway First Nations By Daylan Hyslop Dimitria Roulette**

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Just another way to complete a 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Project.

Just another way to complete a 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Project.

## Monday, April 12, 2010

### Nadine's fraction growing post

page 202

4 a.)

answer: 4 x 1/3=4/3

b.)

answer: 2/5+2/5+2/5= 1 1/5

page 203

7. a.)3x1/8=(1/8+1/8+1/8)= **3/8 **

b.)6x1/4=(1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4)=**6/4 **

c.)2x6/5=(6/5+6/5)=**12/5 **

d.)2x4/3=(4/3+4/3)=**8/3**

page 209

12.)It takes 4/5 of a roll of ribbon to wrap six packages. What fraction of a roll does it take to wrap three packages?

-It takes 4/15 to wrap three packages.

4/5 divided by 3 = 4/15

**part 2**

## Sunday, April 11, 2010

### Gordon's Fraction Growing Post

I could not locate my ustream test video even tho I looked through both accounts thoroughly.

Question 1: Explain how to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

Question 2: Explain how to divide a fraction by a whole number.

1/4 ÷ 2 = 1/8

Question 1: Explain how to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

I'll use 4/5 x 3 = 12/5 or 2 2/5

Now to multiply a fraction by a whole number is simple all you do is multiply the numerator (top number) by the number you are multiplying (in this case 3) so when you see 4/5 x 3 you should think 4 x 3 = 12 then simply replace the denominator (bottom number) so you'll get 12/5. Another way is to convert the whole number into a fraction by simply placing a 1 under the whole number so 3 would become 3/1 so 4/5 x 3 becomes 4/5 x 3/1 and when multiplying two fractions you multiply the numerator by the numerator and the denominator by the denominator so you end up with

4 x 3 = 12

5 x 1 = 5

so you get 12/5 but we must convert this improper fraction to a mixed fraction so we must find out how many times 5 goes into 12 it goes into 12 2 times with a remainder of 2 so we get 2 2/5.

Question 2: Explain how to divide a fraction by a whole number.

1/4 ÷ 2 = 1/8

Begin by drawing the fraction

Next Divided the picture by the whole number

Determine your answer by counting the total number of squares

= 1/8

Question 3: Solve one word problem of your choice from the questions 6-12 on page 208 of the textbook

Mark uses 1/3 of a tank of gasoline in a five-day work week driving to work and back. On average, what fraction of a tank does he use for each round trip?

The question is essentially asking what is 1/3 ÷ 5? so I'll use the method I explained earlier

= 1/15

1/4 x 1/4 = 1/16

1 x 1 = 1

4 x 4 = 16

1/3 x 2 2/4 = 10/12

2 2/4 = 10/4

1/3 x 10/4 = 10/12

1 x 10 = 10

3 x 4 = 12

1 2/3 x 2 1/5 = 55/15

1 2/3 = 5/3

2 1/5 = 11/5

5/3 x 11/5 =55/15

5 x 11 = 55

3 x 5 = 15

1 1/2 ÷ 3/4 =

1 1/2 = 3/2

3/2 ÷ 3/4 =

So what you have to do is figure out how many times 3/4 goes into 3/2 but to do that we need to find the lowest common denominator.

1/2 = 2/4

3/2 = 6/4

And 3/4 goes into 6/4 two times

And so the answer is 1 1/2 ÷ 3/4 = 2

3/4 ÷ 1/2 =

Find the lowest common denominator

1/2 = 2/4

So the question becomes 3/4 ÷ 2/4 =

And 2/4 goes into 3/4, 1 1/2 times.

And so the answer is 3/4 ÷ 2/4 = 1 1/2

## Friday, April 9, 2010

### Jennifer's Fraction Growing Post :D

Hello Everyone!

There is two ways to show how to multiply a fraction by a whole number. One way is to draw a picture or just straight multiplying. Multiply the top then the bottom which gives you the answer. Or I draw a fraction strip to help me solve the answer. The picture below explains both ways. The question example I will show will be in the math textbook page 202 question 6A.

Next, I'm going to show you how to divide a fraction! The easiest way for me to divide a fraction is do draw a fraction strip. The question I am going to use for this diagram will be in the math textbook page 208, question 5D. The Diagram shows how I did it step by step to get the answer.

Next, I'll show you how I solve a word problem using fractions I'm going to use Question 12 for this :D

Part Two!

For the second one, in order for me to solve it, I have to change the mixed number into a improper fraction. By multiplying the denominator by the whole number then add the numerator. Which gives my an improper fraction. From there, I just do the same thing as question one. If my answer turns out as a proper fraction, no need for me to change it to a mixed number.

And for the third one, It's like putting all your work together but, the only thing will be new is converting an improper fraction to a proper fraction. Which is easy, The numerator has to go in the box while the denominator has to stay outside the box. It's like doing long division. When I get a remaining, I use that for my answer.

PART THREE!

The image below represents diving fractions with mixed numbers. First of all I have to find the common denominator that matches with the number am diving once that's done, I draw a fraction strip so that would help me represent my mixed number or fraction. What is my statement is that "How many groups of 1 3/4 goes in 2/4?" Something like that I don't really need to care about the denominator at the end. I just need to keep an eye on the numerator. That will lead me to my answer :]

Thanks for reading my post!

## Tuesday, April 6, 2010

## Monday, April 5, 2010

### Brianna's Fraction Growing Post

Hey everybody, today I will be talking about fractions. You can multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and other fractions. In my post I'm going to show you how to do it all.

Starting with....

There are two ways of finding the product of a fraction. This is the first way is straight multiplying:

There is only one way to divide a fraction.

You have to divide a fraction using a pictures:

Finally I'm going to show you how to multiply a fraction by a fraction.

Multiplying a fraction by a fraction is just straight multiplication, no tricks or conversions necessary.

When multiplying a mixed fraction by a regular fraction, you have to first convert the mixed fraction to make an improper fraction.

Starting with....

**MULTIPLYING BY WHOLE NUMBERS:**There are two ways of finding the product of a fraction. This is the first way is straight multiplying:

When you multiply 3 by 4/5, you get an improper fraction. You can't keep an improper fraction, so you have to turn it into a mixed fraction. First you have to find out how many times 5 goes into 12 which is 2, which would be the whole. Then the remainder which would be 2 would go over the five. So the resulting fraction would be 2 2/5.

The second way of multiplying a fraction is with a picture:

To find the product using pictures, first you have to make three groups of 4/5. Then you put all the shaded pieces together to get 2 2/5.

**Time for Division**

There is only one way to divide a fraction.

You have to divide a fraction using a pictures:

First you have to draw a rectangle and divide it into a half. Then you divide it into three pieces.

Which would give you 1/6.

Finally I'm going to show you how to multiply a fraction by a fraction.

Part 2

This is the second part to my growing post. I will be showing you how to multiply a fraction by a fraction, a fraction by a mixed number, and a mixed fraction by a mixed fraction.

1. Fraction by a fraction a fraction

Multiplying a fraction by a fraction is just straight multiplication, no tricks or conversions necessary.

When multiplying a mixed fraction by a regular fraction, you have to first convert the mixed fraction to make an improper fraction.

3. Mixed fraction multiplied by a mixed fraction:

When multiplying a mixed fraction by a mixed fraction, you must first convert them into improper fractions. To do that, first you must multiply the denominator by the whole number then add the numerator. Then when you have your improper fractions, you multiply them together to get your answer. If necessary, you simplify and if the numerator is bigger than the denominator, then you divide them to get a whole number and whatever is left over becomes, your fraction.

Part 3

This is part 3 of my scribe post...and hopefully the last. Anyways this part is going to be about dividing a fraction by a fraction, and dividing a fraction by a mixed fraction.

1. Fraction divided by a mixed fraction:

To divide a fraction by a mixed fraction:

First you have to find the common denominator. In this question the common denominator would be 4. Then you must find out how many times 3/4 goes into 1 1/2 which would be two times with a remainder of 1 third.

2. Fraction divided by a fraction:

To divide a fraction by a fraction, you have to find out how many times the fraction that is doing the dividing goes into the number that is being divided. For example 1/2 goes into 3/4 1 and an half times.## Sunday, April 4, 2010

### Karra's growing post

Mulitplication Fractions!

one way:

another way:

Divison Fractions!

1

- divided by 2

4

The areas of Saskatchewan,Alberta and Manitoba are approximately equal. The sum of their areas is about 1/5 of the areea of Canada. Express the area of these provinces as a fraction of the area of Canada.

Answer :

1/15

Simple sentence answer

Each province cover approximately 1/15 of Canada

Part 2

Fraction x Fraction

Fraction x Mixed Number

Mixed Number x Mixed Number

### Bruce's Fraction Growing Post

I couldn't upload my video, so here is the link for now.

The next thing we had to do is show how to multiply a fraction by a fraction, a fraction by a mixed number and a mixed number by a mixed number.

**Fraction x Fraction**

1/2 x 1/2

1)you multiply the numarator by numarator to get the first answer.

1x1=1

2)you multiply the denominator by denominator to get the second answer.

2x2=4

so the answer is 2/4 (always simplfy)2/4=1/2.

**Fraction x Mixed Number**

3 x 1/2=

1)the whole number (3 ) is the number of groups.

2)the fraction (1/2) is how many in each group.

3 x 1/2=3/2(simplfy)1 1/2

**Mixed Fraction x Mixed Fraction**

When converting you use the denominator to decide the number of parts in 1 whole.

2 1/2 x 1 3/4=?

2/2 + 2/2 + 1/2=5/2

4/4 + 3/4=7/4

7/4 x 5/2= 35/8(simplfy) 35 divided by 8 = 4.375

4 x 8 = 32

35-32=3

so the answer is 4 3/8

### Jasmine's Growing Post

Waaazzzaaap.

divide 1/3 by the five-day work week ( 1/3 divided by 5)

a) My recorded quiz

b) Explain Two Ways To Multiply a Fraction By a Whole Number

6. c) 5 x 1/3

2- 5 x 1 5

-- -- = --

1 x 3 3

c) Explain How To Divide a Fraction By a Whole Number

5. d) 2/3 / 6

1-

2/18

simplified= 1/9

d) Word Problem

pg. 209

pg. 209

10. Mark uses 1/3 of a tank of gasoline in a five-day work week driving to work and back. On average, what fraction of a tank does he use for each round trip?

divide 1/3 by the five-day work week ( 1/3 divided by 5)

PART 2!

Waaazzzaaap.

1. Fraction x Fraction

3. Mixed Number x Mixed Number

### Runcel's Growing Post

a) Post your recorded quiz.

b) Using one question from questions 6 or 7 on page 202 of the textbook, explain two ways to multiply a fraction by a whole number. You should use pictures to help explain!

The first way i did is to show a picture

So the answer is

21/10

c) Using one question from questions 4 or 5 on page 208 of the textbook, explain how to divide a fraction by a whole number. You should use pictures.

SO THE ANSWER IS 1/8

d) Pick one word problem from questions 6-12 on page 208 of the textbook.

The first way i did is to show a picture

So the answer is

21/10

c) Using one question from questions 4 or 5 on page 208 of the textbook, explain how to divide a fraction by a whole number. You should use pictures.

SO THE ANSWER IS 1/8

d) Pick one word problem from questions 6-12 on page 208 of the textbook.

The second part of our fraction growing post is to show our understanding of multiplying fractions.

Use our test to choose 3 questions.

1:Fraction*Fraction

2:Fraction * Mixed number

3:Mixed number* Mixed number

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