General Description

This course will help you provide real-life learning experiences that develop students’ maths skills and understandings. You will learn:


- How to use student-led waste audits as part of Year 1 to Year 6 maths lessons.

- How to identify about the different types of waste and litter at your school.

- Different methods for collecting and representing waste data.

- How to differentiate your teaching and extend students’ learning.



Primary Teachers


Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Use Primary Maths to Measure Waste” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   2.5.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Handout - Use Primary Maths to Measure Waste

    • Mathematics Education

  • 2

    Module 2: Landfill and Recycling Waste

    • Cool Australia presents... Waste

    • About Landfill Waste

    • About Recycling Waste

    • Analysing Waste Bills

    • Measuring Waste in Bins and Skips

    • Graphing your Findings

    • Australian Curriculum Links

    • Landfill and Recycling Lesson Plans

  • 3

    Module 3: Litter

    • Journey to the Ocean

    • Your School's Litter

    • Task: Your School's Litter

    • Measuring and Collecting Litter Data

    • Litter Lesson Plans

  • 4

    Module 4: Take Action

    • Taking Learning Further

    • Orange Grove Primary School

    • Using Creativity to Solve Waste Problems

    • Involving Others

  • 5

    Module 5: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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