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Course 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

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Course Handout - Use Secondary 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 Bins and Skips

    • Graphing your Findings

    • Australian Curriculum Links

    • Landfill and Recycling Lesson Plans

  • 3

    Module 3 - Litter

    • Litter in the Harbour

    • 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

    • Sustainability at Merici College

    • Keep it Eco

    • 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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