Maths Mate sheet 5 term 4 question 22

Predict: I predict that this is going to involve problem solving.

Read; Move two matches to leave four squares.


big question; what two matches will i have to move to get four squares.

Solve:I took of the two end matches. The end left and the end right match to get 4 squares.

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Answer: 4 squares



The Story of Junga Historical fiction

“Kaya mama” “I went to get some berries to celebrate my day”

“Kaya Junga” “I’m afraid I have some bade news no time to celebrate your day white man is come .

” But why?” asked Junga abruptly?

“No time” “No time”

But Junga didn’t understand this meant more that her missing her day. To white man this meant war.

“Mama I see white man” “I’m worried” gestured Junga

“I keep you safe don’t worry” replied Mama “But the best thing to do now is run because white man is coming”

At that moment Junga jumped up of the ground and started to run.

“Come Mama lets go” said Junga

“No” replied Mama “you go I stay” “Go Go”

This time Junga knew mama was serious so she did what she thought was right an ran as fast as she could.

“Where’s the kid” Shouted a white man.

But Mama just shrugged her shoulders in dispear.

“I asked you a question now answer me”

Mama started to become uncomfortable with the situation at hand.

“What’s your name miss” asked the white man

“Yanda” replied Mama

“Well Yanda you ether tell me were the kid is or you get it” “Do you understand me?’

“Teddy” Replied a voice from the distance “Step of mate we didn’t come here to kill’em. “We just came here to you know what”

“Yes Sargent mat smith” replied Teddy.

Unfortunately Yanda heard.

“Are you going to kill my little girl because if you are…

“Calm down miss it’s note like were going to fry her and turn her into and egg” said Sargent Mat smith.

“She might be cooking us eggs” the men laughed.

“No” “Your not getting my girl” replied Yanda.

At that moment Junga had realized what was going on and she was not happy about it. She raced back to her mum even though she knew it was a bad idea.

As Junga raced back to her mum she realized something that made her feel strange. As she looked around she realized that there were more white men that before and they were starting to pile in more and more like this was there land. And it wasn’t it was Junga and Yanda’s and there friends land. She had to do something.

As she got back to her mum she saw something that disturbed her.

“Get away from my Mama” shouted Junga

At that moment Junga grabbed her mama and they sprinted as far away from the men as possible. But the men did something very strange. Instead of chasing them they just slowly grabbed a machine and shoot it straight for Yanda’s head.

“Mama” shouted Junga but she knew that she was gone and the only thing that Junga could do was run.

Years past and Junga grew up into a woman of her own and even though Yanda wasn’t there she was still there in  Junga’s heart and no white man no nothing could take that away from her,