We are a group that is developing our reading and math skills. We hope you enjoy reading the posts that we create this year!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Geometry 3D shapes

We have been learning about and creating prisms and pyramids. We have used play dough and toothpicks to do this!

Interpreting Bar Graphs

We have also been creating bar graphs using Excel and making statements about them. This data is also from the Census data for Howick, where we live.
This shows information about the ways people communicate with each other.
483 more people had cell phones than internet.
Most people use the telephone.
There were less people with no phones than with phones.
Cell phones and internet had similar numbers of people.
270 people had other forms of communication.
What do you think that the other forms of communication might be?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Interpreting Graphs from the Census in 2006

In Maths we have had fun looking at tables of data on the StatsNZ website. We made a graph using Excel from the data and made these statements about it.
The smallest ethnic group of people in Howick is Middle Eastern.
The 2nd biggest ethnic group is Asian.
Most people in Howick are European
There are not many Pacific Island or Maori people in Howick.
These numbers were all for in 2006, so some numbers could have changed since then.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010