Every week on Wednesday and Thursday I come to the most fun place in the world! In Project Jubilee we are learning about Australia and also about Medieval Times. We have been working on our Medieval Livebinder for the past three weeks it’s actually very fun! I have two topics for the Medieval Livebinder my first one is Geoffrey Chaucer my second one is the Bayeux Tapestry. We haven’t exactly started on our Australian Livebinder yet, but my topic for that is Art. I haven’t exactly figured out what I’m going to do for my topic, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to do an artist from Australia, or someone who does art in Australia. We are also learning about think one math where we learn about different things to do with math. Here are some examples of what kinds of things we learn are area, perimeter, and just plain old strategy. I love Project Jubilee I love that I get to come every week! Now let’s talk about my teacher Mrs. Heald. Mrs. Heald is awesome and she helps us when we need it as she says “I will bend over backwards for yall, but you have to put forth effort.” She makes things easy for us to understand. Now back to the Australian topic that I was talking about earlier we are talking about in class like we are talking about the aborigines and their art so we are talking about their culture and also about their history, and that is just a liitle of what we do in Project Jubille it is very fun!!!!
Today in Project Jubilee we learned about The Seven Wonders, Blaise Pascal, chess, and Gyotako (GO-YOU-TACO). The Seven Wonders are things from a LONG time ago. They must have been really pretty or tall to be one of the Seven Wonders. Did you know that only the Greeks could decide what the Seven Wonders were going to be? I would have been really mad if that happened in our times. My favorite of the Seven Wonders is The Pyramids of Giza.
Now, moving on to Blaise Pascal. Blaise Pascal was a mathematician who was raised with one parent. As he was growing up, he had health issues. Blaise Pascal discovered patterns in pyramids. He died at a young age because he had a stomach ulcer.
Next, I’ll talk about chess. We watched a video about how the pawns move. For Christmas, I got a chess set that can hook up to the internet, tell you where your pieces are, and so much more! I think I am awesome at chess.
The last thing I’m going to talk about is Gyotako. I know it’s hard to pronounce, but it sounds like “go you taco”! Gyotako is a Japanese word (don’t ask me, I have no idea what it means). What you do is you take a fish, paint it, and then push a piece of paper on it to record how long it is. After you record it, you can sell, eat, or throw the fish back in the water.
Hi, Today I will tell you about a day in Project Jubilee.
Today we learned about a well known mathematician named Blaise Pascal. He was a great math wiz. He was a child prodigy in math. He was always studying math. His father once found him in his bedroom with a piece of charcoal and was studying math his father was real stunned, so his dad bought him some math text books. Then he was almost killed in a stagecoach accident. Luckily he got stuck on a piece of the bridge but his horses plunged to their death. (aww)
We also learned about The Seven Wonders of the World. There were many but my favorite was the Statue of Zeus which is located in Olympia. Well I have to go so I’ll blog you later! Bye.
Well, let us find out, as we look deeply into the crystal ball….
Only the mystic mind of Jacob can read these signs…….. they say….. “Hi, I’d like a triple quarter pounder with fries and a Pepsi”… Now if we knew why the ball had said that, we would know a lot more about the universe than we do now. Truly, since this blasted ball won’t tell you what happened in project jubilee, I totally enjoyed my day in project jubilee today. Why? Because, of course, straight from the totally awesome power of Mrs. Heald’s mind, this is how the day was planned to go (Not that this isn’t the way it went): First, I documented the class activity. It went like this:
8:15: Jackson get’s kicked
8:16: Continuous talking
8:16: Jackson screams
8:17: Continuous talking
8:17: Mrs. Heald starts the day with mathematics and music
No more entries were after that, so, we started with an activity involving Miss Germaine from a long time ago. She was obsessed with mathematics as a child, but when her parents noticed that she was taking an interest in mathematics, they tried to stop her by taking light and heat from her room so she could not do math, but she solved this by hiding in her room at night and using a candle for light and heat to do math. She wanted to study at some places to do more mathematics, so she wrote her answers and problems of extremely advanced numerology organization to the institutions so they would not know she was a woman, because that was the whole reason for her parents stopping her in the first place. You see, back in that time, women were only considered granted and were thought as servants for men, by doing chores around the house and cleaning after the men. Germaine didn’t think the institutions would accept her work anymore if they knew she was a woman. After the person found out she was a woman, he reacted rationally and encouraged her. She did this again to another institution for three whole years before the next person found out. When he did, he said she should pursue getting a doctorate ( A high ranking award symbolizing true genius). Unfortunately, she died before she could gain this title. Sad thing, too. In her honor of lesson, we did these activities following. We have done dollar words, happy numbers, and other things in this category. Dollar words are words that add up to 100 in a table that goes like this: A=26, B=25, Y=2, Z=1, etcetera. One of the dollar words I found was asthma. Dollar words are a fun thing to do on a boring office day. Then, we did happy numbers. It is the process of testing numbers to see if they are a previous number by multiplying each number in the didget by itself (Otherwise known as squaring(Eg. 3 Squared is nine)). That’s another boring office day activity.
In the category of music, we listened to two recordings of a narrated podcast about music things. We personally listen to Mozart because that’s what we’re learning about in class for music. The narrator talked about Turkish music, instruments, origins, and she even SANG! I’m not sure that I’m taking up all of our opinions, but she wasn’t BAD at singing, she might just sound better with a bit of practice. I sort of enjoyed this part.
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Today, after the mathematics and music, we played games for the whole rest of the day! Jackson, Arron Wilson, John, Nick, and I were playing Solarquest, A space-set monopoly-like game where it’s buy, or be bought out! The game starts with all pieces on earth, where you start out with three of each currency in the game; 5s, 10s, 50s, 100s, and 500s. I was leading for half of the game with over eight thousand dollars, but then the game took a turn and I felt generous towards Nick, so I tried to help him buy the rest of Saturn’s moons, but we ran out of time, so Jackson ended up winning with the values of all his properties.
So, this was a very fun day, my post having surpassed seven hundred words, and you having read this for about half an hour, so, since this is the end of my post,
Live long and prosper,
Hi, this is Mary Katherine and this week in Project Jubilee, we learned more about a person named Ramaujuan and he loved math. He did patterns and we got to do patterns too. We got to use calculators and it was hard for me because I kept hitting the plus sign but luckily I checked them. We got to use calculators because it was something like 9021×8= so we got to use calculators. I got some wrong but it was a mistake. It was so much fun and I hope I get to do it again soon.
After we learned about Ramajuan we did some more Go. Go is a Japanese game and the goal is to have the most dots on the board. It was hard but fun. Even though I kept losing to my friend I enjoyed it.
By Mary Katherine
First we had to learn about what the fibanocci sequence was.The Fibonacci sequence is a sequence of words that you get by adding the two previous numbers to get the next number.Today we made are own Fibonacci sequence called a Fibonacci-like sequence.The thing that was cool about that was that you can put a line between any two numbers and you take the second number below the line and subtract it by the second number at the top to get the sum of all the numbers above the line like if the second number below the line was 200 and the second number at the top was 4 the numbers above the line would equal 196 because 200-4=196.Also you can find out what the sum of the first ten numbers are by multiplying the seventh number by 11 to get the sum.You should try this one day and see if it works with your Fibonacci-like sequence!
Today in project jubilee, we learned about fibonacci. It was fun because we learned a magic trick that I can’t tell you about. It is fun because if someone writes a like fibonacci sequence ( you add the previous 2 numbers in a number sequence EX: 11235813 and so on) and you multiply the 7th number times 11, you’ll know the sum of the first 10 letters added together. One of the other tricks is that if you make fibonacci sequence and tell someone to draw a line anywhere (except for the last two I’ll tell you why later) you will have the answer to the second number from the bottom minus the second number from the top.
We’ve been doing a lot of math brain problems and some others. Since we’ve been doing a lot of math, I wanted to talk about math problems. On the math problems, there are difficulty levels. Some are hard and some are easy. I like doing the ones where you have to see the differences in the pictures. Maybe sometime you can try doing math problems.