Option 4: teaching students remotely (online)
“What a load of Rubbish”
In this series of lessons, students can conduct an audit of the rubbish they find in their house. They use a range of categories to sort, display and interpret the data and make simple inferences. They then reclassify the rubbish collected as to whether it can be recycled, composted or if it needs to go into the bin. Finally, students audit the bins in different areas of the playground when they return to school or join their community, compare the number of bins to the amount of rubbish and recyclable rubbish, and consider if the school rubbish bins are in the right place. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, discussion points and student resources. Students can go further and enter data into an online system to create tables and graphs to share with other students. They will learn maths, data collections (DT) and cross curricular with sustainability.
This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.