# 5W are writing a non-fiction article about an important discovery or invention

After choosing an invention or discovery last week, we researched information to write our own article using different resources (article/books/internet video/Britannica on-line/websites etc).

The students are in the process of writing the article now. They have made their article viewable to you and have put their ‘Bitly’ link into the comment box below.

If you would like to help your child improve or edit their article as s/he writes it, please do. The RUBRIC that we are using is HERE.

These articles should be finished by December 1st. Please check back again after that date. Thank you.

# Plagiarism – what is it and what strategies can you use to avoid it?

Have you watched the short 5 minute video on BrainPop? If not, please do.

Then, can you answer these questions in the comment boxes below.

1. What is plagiarism? (in your own words)
2. How can you avoid plagiarising? (for example, when taking notes)
3. What is a ‘bibliography?’

Thank you

We are making a drawing of a compass in class. We need to make a circle with a radius of 10 cm and work out it’s diameter and circumference too. We will use a protractor to draw accurate angles for all the points on a compass rose. Maths is Fun is always a great resource to find answers to our questions.

# Can you write a statement to predict how many units/blocks there will be in the 100th case

TASK – Write a ‘statement’ on our class blog to explain how many units we will have for the ‘100th case’ of our block pattern from Day 5 of ‘youcubed‘. If you have time, please give another example for a different case.

So – answer the following in a comment box below:

To work out how many blocks/units there would be in the ‘100th case’ of the WIM Day 5 problem I:

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please continue with as many points as you need to explain.

# 5W students briefly discussing the 50 greatest inventions/discoveries since the wheel!

According to The Atlantic Magazines article HERE

The task was to discuss why the students in their group had, as a team, chosen to rank the 10 random discoveries/inventions from the 50 in the order that they did.

# Inventions and discoveries that have changed our world – what do you think?

After our discussion in class and brain storming session – please add the 2 or 3 discoveries / inventions that you think have changed our world the most. Please add a reason why as well. Thank you.