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Bright Sparks: Waste to Energy

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Investigate the mathematics of yearly Australian waste

Numeracy Focus: Exploring chance and data

This investigation examines the amount of waste being produced by Australians each year, as well as recycling rates and greenhouse gas emissions, by analysing graphs and statistics.

The task requires students to use numeracy skills including percentage, rate, formulas (efficiency), data analysis and problem solving.

Stage: Level 9

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Understanding

HITS

  • Structuring Lessons

Cross-curricular

  • Science
  • The Humanities: Geography

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Use student data

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Reflective Prompt

The ability to compare and analyse statistics is critically important for students to understand.

How would you use this resource, or one like it, to illustrate the value of being able to read and analyse statistics confidently?

Reflective Prompt

The ability to compare and analyse statistics is critically important for students to understand.

How would you use this resource, or one like it, to illustrate the value of being able to read and analyse statistics confidently?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to promote children and young people’s understanding?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to promote children and young people’s understanding?

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