We all use money almost everyday.

We know the values of the coins and notes we use but have you ever looked closely at what is on them.

Your homework for his week is to discover what is on each one. You may like to find out more about one of he people depicted on one of the notes.

This site might help you.

http://www.australian-information-stories.com/australian-money.html

Congratulations to the following students who we chose as our outstanding homeworkers for this task.

Erin, Hamish, Tai, Isaac, Duncan, Pascal, Grace, Lila, Khalid, Rohan and Merri

# Day: August 25, 2013

# Using base words to help with spellling

The base word is the core word. Here are some examples:

cannot (base word can)

abruptly (base word abrupt)

timely (base word time)

With a partner choose a base word from the below website. How many words can you make using the word you have chosen. Make a poster showing what you have found.

http://www.eduplace.com/state/fl/handbook/extrasupport/l3/flrdng_gr3_exs_blm.pdf

# Decimal Fractions

Here are some questions to make you think about decimal fractions:

How are decimal fractions written using decimal notation?

How are decimals and fractions related?

How can I model decimals fractions using the base-ten and place value system?

How can I write a decimal to represent a part of a group?

How does the metric system of measurement show decimals?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of each of these models?

What are the characteristics of a decimal fraction?

What is a decimal fraction and how can it be represented?

What role does the decimal point play in our base-ten system?

Today we are going to look to see if we can make any connections between fractions and decimals.

Taking a measuring tape 100cm long. Fold it in half. What can you tell me about what has happened? Now fold it in half again. What do you have now?