Welcome to Mr Keegan's Sixth Class.
I have posted the tasks on Aladdin for this week.
It is also important to remember that the list of work given each day is a suggested list and is not a requirement.
Remember to stay safe and help your parents, brothers, sisters and anyone else that we are living with. They will greatly appreciate it.
You can send a picture of your completed work to me, share your thoughts or ask any questions using the email address at the top of the page.
For example, question 2 A above  y/3 = 8. This is simply a different way of writing y ÷ 3 = 8.
Once we can recognise this, we can simply move the 3 from below the y over to the other side of the equals and change its symbol to multiply.
Therefore we end up with y = 3 X 8 meaning that y = 24.
In question 3 A  y/7 = 49 we fist move the 7
y = 49 X 7
Therefore y = 343.
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Maths: Variables
Remember that if you move a number or letter across to the other side of the equals, it changes sign. So  2 becomes + 2 and X 2 becomes ÷ 2..
In the question z X 4 = 2 X 8 we first work out the right hand side  z X 4 = 16. Next, we move the X 4 over the the other side of the equals z = 16 ÷ 4. Now we can say that z = 4.
If we look at question 2 a above.
10 X z = 15 X 2
10 X z = 30
z = 30 ÷ 10
z = 3
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Maths: Variables
In this particular type of question, we need to divide both sides.
For example 6y = 36
if we divide both sides by 6 we are left with y = 6.
Not all questions will be as easy , however.
Looking at the last question above  5y = 6
Again dividing both sides by 5 you are left with y = 6/5. This simplifies to y = 1 1/5
Monday 22nd June 2020
Maths: Variables
For example, in the question 5x  4 = 9, I can move the  4 to make 5x =9 + 4
or
in the question y + 7 =9, I can move the + 7 to get y = 9  7
The same goes for multiplying and dividing.  5x ÷ 2 = 9 becomes 5x = 9 X 2.
or
z X 6 = 4 becomes z = 4 ÷ 6
If we look at some of the examples from Planet Maths (Above), question 2 A is 22 + x = 33
To find the value of the letter we must get it on its own so we rearrange the equation.
Therefore 22 + x = 33 rearranges to x = 33  22. We can then say that x = 11
In question 3 A  10  x = 7. We need to move both the x and the 7.
This means that 10  x = 7 becomes 10  7 = x. From here we know that x = 3
Friday 19th June 2020
Maths: Variables
basic score + bonus pts X seconds
1338 + (70 X 7)
1338 + 490 =
For Alex we need to multiply the bonus points and the seconds as usual nut we need to minus this from the final score instead.
1773  (80 X 8)
Thursday 18th June 2020
Maths: Variables
Above, you can see the scoreboard for a golf competition. In it there are 6 participants and each on has their handicap. This is a rating that shows how good a golfer has been in the past with a lower score being better.
If we look at Kevin. His handicap is 9. During the Captain's Prize part of the competition his gross score for the round was 84. To find his net score we minus his handicap from his gross score.
84  9 = 75.
Therefore his net score is 75.
When taking part in the Open Day, Kevin's net score was 71. We need to find out what his gross score was. To do this we do the opposite of what we did last time and add his handicap, 9, on to 71.
71 + 9 = 80
So Kevin's gross score is 80
Friday 12th June 2020
Maths: Number Rules
Each question has two possible answers.
To look at the example of 10 ± 10.
The two possible versions of this question are:
10 + 10 = 20
10  10 = 0
So the answers are 20 and 0.
If we look at the very first question in the book  60 ± 10.
Again to separate out the two parts:
60 + 10 = 70
60  10 = 50
Therefore the two answers are 70 and 50.
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Maths: Number Rules
For question D, the trick is to recognise that these sequences are actually two sequences combined. We must be able to spot each one to continue the combined sequence. To look at the first question 
1, 4, 3, 8, 5, 12. The sequences separated are: 1, 3, 5 and 4, 8, 12. It is much easier to spot the patterns now. To help you with this you can write every second term in a different colour or font. eg. 1, 4, 3, 8, 5, 12. Writing the question in this way it is a lot easier to find the next four terms  1, 4, 3, 8, 5, 12, 7, 16, 9, 20 
Monday 8th June 2020
Maths: Number Rules
Today we recap on sequencing or number patterns. The trick with these is to identify what is happening between each term in the pattern.
In question B 1 a, we can see that 5 is added to each term while in question B 1 h, 21 is added. Be aware as these are some of the simpler examples  the will get harder! When answering these questions you need to write the existing pattern and add on the next 3 terms. For example, the first question  5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Maths: Number Rules
Today we move onto a different type of question completely. The chapter Number Rules looks at how we use numbers and symbols and how they interact with each other. We have been practicing this throughout the year already and some of the activities will be familiar to you.
One easy rule to follow is that of BODMAS. This is an acronym that guides us when answering maths questions. The image on the right explains what each part of BODMAS means. 
Friday 29th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
Yesterday we looked at finding interest after one year. Today we will build on this by looking at finding the amount of interest after a number of years.
Jesse has €750 in his savings account. If he leaves this money in his account for 5 years at 4%, how much will he earn in interest? 4% is 4/100 so we divide €750 by 100 which is €7.50. We then multiply this by 4 to get €30. However, to find the amount after 5 years we multiply €30 by 5 so that the final answer is €150. 
Thursday 28th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
Have a look at the two videos below to help explain this concept.
Interest is something that we earn on our bank or Credit Union savings. It is also something that we pay on a loan or mortgage. There are two types of interest  Simple Interest and Compound Interest. We only need to focus on Simple Interest for now.
Amber has €1000 in the her Credit Union account. They are offering an interest rate of 5%. This means that she earns 5% of €1000 each year.
So 5% = 5/100 = 50/1000. therefore Amber earns €50 interest after one year. Finally we add €50 (The amount of interest) to €1000 to get our final answer of €1050.
To find out how much she earns after 5 years we multiply €50 by 5 to get €250 and add it to the original amount to get €1250.


Wednesday 27th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
Ethan sold a painting for €3000 but this was at a 10 percentage loss. What was the cost price of the painting for Ethan?
Again, there are many ways to tackle this question but the easiest way is to first figure out that:
100%  20% = €3000
This means that 80% = €3000 and we need to find what 100%
Another way of writing this is 4/5 = €3000 and we need to divide by 4 and multiply by 5
€3000 divided by 4 = €750 X 5 = €3750. ANS = €3750
Remember your answers today will be larger that the question and all answers are whole numbers.
Tuesday 26th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
To find the answer we need to recognise that 100% (Cost Price) + 25 (Percentage Profit) = €35 (Selling Price).
This can be simplified a bit by saying 125% = €35. A better way of writing this is in fraction form  125/100 and simplifying to 5/4
To find the cost price need to divide €35 by 5 and multiply by 4
For the final question in B 1, remember that the % profit has changed so it will be 100% + 20% = €132. This will leave you with 120/100 which simplifies to 6/5. So 6/5 = €132
Monday 25th May 2020
Messages for 6th Class
Maths: Using Percentages
Q A pg 152 aims to refresh your memory of multiplying fractions and also show some harder questions that we will be doing later on in the week.
The image on the right shows the basic method. Remember you can cancel between the top and bottom but only diagonally. For example I can divide 2 into both the "2" in 2/6 and the "16" in 9/16. This will leave me with 1/6 X 9/8. At the same time I can divide 3 into both 6 and 9. The second type of question that we see, in question 2 and 3 for example is similar but is written differently.
Here because 120 is shared between both the 100 and the 18 we can cancel twice using 120. The easiest thing to do is cross out a zero form both 100 and 120. This leaves you with 10 X 18 / 12. This can be simplified further. Remember your answer needs to be in its simplified terms. 
Friday 22nd May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
The focus of today's topic is the opposite of profit percentage  loss percentage. The steps involved in these problems are very similar to the questions we have been doing all week. You can see the formula over on the right.
If we look at the table below (taken from question D pg 151) and focus on the sun hat first. Here the cost price is €10 and the selling price is €9. If we minus the S.P from the C.P we get €1 (the loss). To find the percentage we put €1 over €10 and change it to a percentage. 
Thursday 21st May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
There are many ways to tackle this type of question but the easiest is to remember that 8% is 8/100. Therefore to find 8% of something we divide it by 100 and multiply the answer by 8 and add this to the original amount.
If we look at the watch example from above, we need to divide €84.00 by 100 to get €0.84. We then multiply by 8 and add our answer to €84.00.
Don't forget to round to the nearest euro to get the second part of the answer
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
Remember the formulae you need are:
Profit = Selling Price  Cost Price.
Profit Percentage = Profit / Cost Price.
Revise the two videos from yesterday to refresh your memory of percentage profit.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages


Monday 18th May 2020
Maths: Using Percentages
Today we move back a couple of chapters to pg 150. This chapter uses what we have learned about percentages, fractions and decimals so far this year. It also shows us a very practical, realworld use of these concepts.
I have included a conversion table to the right to refresh your memory of most common examples that we will come across. However we will encounter more difficult examples and for these we cannot rely on the conversion tables. Have a look at the two videos below to remind you of how to switch between fractions and percentages in these situations. 


History: Project
The details of the project are:
Task: Create a project on the history of Ireland between 1916 and 1922.
Topic: Open (but would prefer a project focused on or two topics rather than a very broad one that tries to cover everything. Check Small World: History pg 54  64 for topic ideas).
Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides*
Length: Minimum 7 pages and Maximum of 10 pages
Deadline: 5th of June 2020
Prizes: Top 3 submissions will receive a € prize
How to submit: mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
*If you don't have access to these programs, submissions can be made by taking pictures of the project in written form.


Tuesday 12th May 2020
Maths: Weight

Gross Weight and Net Weight
The topic of the day is gross and net weight. Gross weight is the overall weight of something while the net weight is the weight of the item itself. For example: A box of Kellogg's Cornflakes weights 1kg but its packaging (cardboard and plastic bag) weighs 75g. Find the neight weight of the conrflakes To find the net weight of the product we: 1.000  0.075 = 0.925Kg Make sure to change all weights to decimals first 
History: Revolution and Independence
Click the link below to see if you can find your local TD in the first Dáil. Make sure to look for Meath South

Below is an excellent video that takes you on a tour of the Mansion House through the ages.



Monday 11th May 2020
Maths: Weight
We are continuing the chapter on weight today. The aim of this section is to use what we learned last week about converting Kg and g to Kg
Be careful with examples such as: 4kg 51g = 4.051Kg 2Jg 7g = 2.007Kg We will use this knowledge to add up different weights. Remeber to always change the wights to a decimal before adding them. 
History: Revolution and Independence

After covering the 1916 Rising a couple of weeks ago, We continue where that chapter left off and look a the 6 years after its failure. This would lead to Ireland getting its Independence form the United Kingdom.
On the right is an interesting article on the war. It gives you a brief idea of the War of Independence and has some excellent photographs. Below are two articles on the two most important and influential people during the war: Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera 


Friday 8th May 2020
The Great Famine: The Choctaw Tribe


Maths: Weight
The task today is to convert a decimal in Kg to a simplified fraction.
For example: 0.5Kg = 500/1000 = 50/100 = 5/10 = 1/2Kg 0.35Kg = 350/100 = 35/100 = 7/20Kg 0.02Kg = 20/1000 = 2/100 = 1/50Kg 
In the second part of question C we are asked to convery decimal numbers greather than one in to Mixed Numbers
For example: 3.4Kg = 3 400/1000 = 3 4/10 = 3 2/5Kg 7.55Kg = 7 550/1000 = 7 55/100 = 7 11/20Kg 8.025Kg = 8 25/1000 = 8 5/200 = 8 1/40 
Thursday 7th May 2020
Maths: Weight
eg 7.182Kg = 7182g = 7Kg 182g
0.439Kg = 439g = 0Kg 439g
4.008Kg = 4008g = 4Kg 8g
As were are going in reverse, we are asked to convert Kg and g to Kg with a decimal point.
eg. 6Kg 541g = 6.451Kg
11Kg 70g = 11.070Kg
8Kg 6g = 8.006Kg
Geography: Study of a Bogland Area


Wednesday 6th May 2020
Maths: Weight
We will continue looking at chapter 26  Weight. The aim of today is converting from Kilograms to Kilograms and Grams. The video below explains how to convert from Kilograms to Grams but we need to have both in our answers
eg 7.182Kg = 7182g = 7Kg 182g 0.439Kg = 439g = 0Kg 439g 4.008Kg = 4008g = 4Kg 8g 

English: Bruno and Shmuel


Geography: Study of a Bogland Area
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Maths: Weight
The topic today is Weight. This title is a little misleading as a the best word to use to describe how heavy something is would be "Mass". Have a look at the two diagrams below to see the difference.
Also have a look at the PowerPoint on the right to refresh your memory on weight. 
English: Bruno and Shmuel
The title of this week's Starlight story is "Bruno and Shmuel" It is an extract from the John Boyne book "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". To help you with some of the trickier words in the story, you can used the online dictionary on the right.


Geography: Study of a Bogland Area


Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk
Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk is a 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km waymarked National Loop. It covers varying landscape of forest and bogland. The terrain is flat and uneven and walking boots are recommended. The first section of this looped walk takes you through a tranquil Coillte forest, where there is a coniferous forestry plantation located on high bog.
Friday 1st of May
Maths: Master Your Maths
English: Spellbound
The pages in the Spellbound we will focus on today are pg 56 and 57.
This is Week 27 and it looks at words that have the have "imm", "in", "al", "ea", "ure" and "for" in them. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. **Remember if you don't have this book at home you can find details of how to access it online at the top of the page** 
Mindfulness: 5 minute Meditation
Thursday 30th April 2020
Maths: 3D Shapes
The topic of today is crosssections of 3D shapes. Basically it is another way to view 3D shapes and it helps us gain a better understanding of them
A cross section is defined as: a surface or shape exposed by making a straight cut through something, especially at right angles to an axis. Try question C on page 157 of your Planet Maths. Use the website on the right to help you find the relevant crosssections. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. 

English: Creating Scientific Diagrams
Carefully read the peace of text in question F on page 157. Afterwards, create a diagram for each paragraph to make 3 in total. Use the PowerPoint presentation below to help you. Also the video may also help with the creation of your diagrams.
Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback.
Science: Creating your own Stalagmites and Stalactites
Wednesday 29th April 2020
English: Grammar
We will work form Starlight Q E pg 156 today. This exercise revises four categories of words in English:
Read through the paragraph on pg 156. Afterwards, rewrite the paragraph, underlining the nouns in red, verbs in blue, adverbs in purple and the adjectives in orange. Finally make a list of the words in each category, using the table at the bottom of pg 156 as an example. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. 

History: The 1916 Rising
Reread page 54 and 55 before continuing to read as far as pg 57. Today we will focus on the landscape of Dublin during the Easter Rising. I have included some excellent resources to help you imagine this. The first is an interactive map that describes each of the important locations. The second is an amazing resource from google that takes you on a virtual tour of Dublin during the Rising.
Finally, fill in the various landmarks as mentioned in the virtual tour on the blank map to the left. You can do this by printing the map or using a photo editor. 
1916 Rising Interactive Map  The Irish Times
Members of the Irish Citizen Army under the command of Major Michael Mallin occupied the green, one of the first areas occupied. As the week wore on the strength of the garrison rose to about 140 men and women.
Dublin Rising 19162016
Step back in time to the streets, events, and people who shaped history
P.E: Yoga
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Maths: 3D Shapes
We are going to look in detail at the characteristics of 3D shapes today.
Before you begin revise the vocabulary of 3D shapes fro yesterday . Complete Q A on pg 157  Create a table lie the one in the link over to the right and include the number of faces, edges and vertices for each of the 10 3D shapes. You can use the link on the right to help you and also have a look at the video. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. 

History: The 1916 Rising
We will be looking at Small World History ch 13 pg 54. Read page 54 and 55 and have a look at some of the videos and news stories that are found below.




A video that gives very detail (but fast) background to the Rising as well as the story of the rising itself.

The story of the Easter Rising told using Lego!

P.E (With Joe)
Monday 27th April 2020
Maths: 3D Shapes
.The next topic we are going to cover from Planet Maths. is 3D shapes from chapter 25 on page 155.
Read the BBC article on the right to revise some of the vocabulary used with 3D shapes. Also, have a look at the two images below to refresh your memory of common and uncommon 3D shapes and their characteristics. Finally, answer question B, C and D on page 155. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. 
*English: How to Learn to rock Climb
The tasks for this chapter this week are:
1) Read though the text.
2) Look up any of the tricky bold words using a dictionary or the link below
3) Answer question A, C and D
Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback.


Mindfulness
Friday 24th April 2020
Geography: The Moon
To finish the chapter we will look at some different topics we have not yet covered.
Read over pg 74 to 78 to refresh your memory and to test this your can try to answer the questions on pg 75 and A pg 78. Answer Q B 2 and 3 on pg 78. To help you I have included some links and pictures. Send a picture of your completed work to the email above and I will give you some feedback. 

English: Spellbound
Maths: Master Your Maths
Thursday 23rd April 2020
English: Geological Wonders
We will revise punctuation marks today using Q E pg 150 of Starlight. This activity revises:
Send a picture of your completed work and I will give you some feedback. 
Geography: The Moon
The focus of today will be the last 3 pages of the chapter, pg 76, 77 and 78. The topics we will look at today are phases of the Moon and lunar eclipses.
Read through the above pages and answer question A on page 78. You can email me a picture of your completed work and I will send you some feedback.
Below are two short videos on the topics mentioned above: The phases of the Moon and Lunar Eclipses.


Art: Drawing
Using this video as a guide, try drawing a Curlew.
It a large wading bird of the sandpiper family, with a long downcurved bill, brown streaked plumage, and frequently a distinctive ascending twonote call. Currently it is under serious threat and its numbers have dropped very sharply in recent years. If 5 people send me their drawings to the above email, I will post a picture of my drawing of a Curlew! 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Maths: The Circle
The answers to question A and B are over on the right.
To finish off the Circle chapter, I will introduce how to find the area of a circle. This is not on the 6th class maths curriculum but is not too tricky and is something you can easily practice. The formula is: Area = π X r2 Try some of the examples below 
Geography: The Moon
Chapter 13 in your Small World Geography/Science is all about the Moon.
I have included some videos that explain the basics of life on the moon, the Moon landing in 1969 and all about the Moon's surface Have a read through pages 74 and 75 and answer question 1 and 2 on page 75 



The moon landing took place 51 years ago

This is a video explaining how NASA maps the surface of the moon

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Mindfulness: Yoga
Maths: The Circle
I Hope everyone is finding our work on the circle ok. The answers to yesterdays questions are on the right.
Today we are going to continue to practice using the formula to find the circumference of a circle from yesterday: π x d remember that: π=3.14 d= the diameter of the circle. Today we will complete question A and B on pg 143 of the Planet Maths. 
English: Geological Wonders
The Answers to questions A, C and D are on the right hand side here (to use after you have completed them!)



Monday 20th April 2020
English: Geological Wonders
The tasks for this chapter this week are
:
1) Read though the text.
2) Look up any of the tricky bold words using a dictionary or the link below
3) Answer question A, C and D
I will post the answers here tomorrow. Good Luck!!!


Maths: The Circle Continued

Have a look at the video to the left ( and the video from the 3rd of April ) and remember the formula to find the circumference is:
π x d remember that: π=3.14 d= the diameter of the circle Now try question A, B and C on pg 142 of your Planet Maths. I will post the answers here tomorrow 
Friday 3rd April 2020
Maths: The Circle
**For this Chapter will will need a ruler and compass

This 5 minute video revises what has already been covered this year and last year on diameter and radius.
Try questions B, C and Don pg 141 of your Planet Maths to test your understanding of how to find the radius when you have the diameter and vice versa. I will post the answer here on Monday 
The video explains in great detail how to construct a circle when given a specific radius or diameter. Watch it closely and try the questions in Q E on pg 141 of your Planet Maths
Make sure to keep the point of your compass firmly on the page while drawing the circle 

Thursday 2nd April 2020
English:
Today, we're going to read through this chapter of our Starlight readers. This is similar to the previous chapter on the Candyfloss Maker, in that it is an example of Procedural Writing.
Can you think of any other examples of procedural writing? The tasks are: 1) Read though the text. 2) Look up any of the tricky bold words using a dictionary or the link below 3) Answer question A, C and D I will post the answers here tomorrow. Good Luck!!! 
Master Your Maths: Answers 2
Art: Constriction
Wednesday 1st April 2020
History:
You can send and share a photo of your completed project to ......
mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
Master Your Maths: Answers
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Monday 30th March 2020  Gaeilge
The Irish lesson is all about China. Why not answer the 7 questions below and I will post the answers tomorrow.
Bígí ag usáid abairtí iomláin agus go néirí and tádh libh
1) Cé mhéad duine atá ina gcónaí sa tSín?
2) Cad í príomhchathair na Síne?
3) Cén dath atá ar bhratach na Síne?
4) Cé hé uachtarán na Síne?
5) Cé chomh hard agus atá Sliabh Everest?
6) Cé chomh sean agus atá Balla Mór na Síne?
7) Cad a itheann pandaí?
Mindfulness
Below is a very good channel to help with relaxation, especially when going to sleep.
P.E
Maths
Here are some games to practice algebra.