Saturday, September 8, 2007

Scribe for: September 7, 2007

In class on friday, we talked and learned about an easier way to multiply by 11 and to find 5% of a number. Multiplying by 11 might be hard for some people but when you know the 'trick' it's alot easier. For example, say for instance you want to find what 45x11 is, all you have to do is write 4 and 5 [leave a space in between]. Add 4 and 5 to get 9. And your answer is.. 495. We also started our first unit: Personal Banking. Mr.Kuropatwa had shown us on the smartboard how to write cheques, withdrawal and deposit slips, and we also got our first booklets on personal banking.

Next lucky scribe will be: James.


Lani said...

Hi Jenna,

Thanks for teaching me the "trick" to multiplying by 11; I think that's pretty neat!

You mentioned you learned an easier way to find 5% of a number. Can you help me with that too?

Do you think this website is a good review for writing cheques?


Veronique said...

Hey Jenna!
I had never seen that shortcut to multiplying by eleven before! I think that is so cool.
Do you use checks yet? I started when I was around your age but we didn't have debit cards back then. Debit cards make it much easier to keep track of your balance but it's still a really good idea to have checks. I use them all the time.

p.s. I wouldn't mind knowing your other trick on finding 5% of a number too.

Vero P, (mentor)
University of Regina