Make Maths Meaningful

Cool Australia
Educating for a Sustainable future
Teach Maths lessons, through school waste audits, that help Year 7 and Year 8 students use their learning in real-life situations.
Target Audience
Secondary teachers, curriculum leaders and others teaching Mathematics Year 7 and Year 8 students.
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Learning Areas

General Description

Teach Maths lessons that help Year 7 to 8 students use their learning in real-life situations. You’ll discover how to make Mathematics meaningful to students through different types of waste and litter audits at your school. You’ll also get support to differentiate your teaching and extend your students' learning.

Watch videos and explore a range of teaching resources, documents and websites that you can use straight away. Download a course handout to refer to anytime. Once you’ve completed the course, you will be able to teach student-led waste audits and share your learning with others.


Secondary teachers, curriculum leaders and others teaching Mathematics Year 7 and Year 8 students.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Do you have a team of teachers interested in this course? - If several teachers would benefit from this course, you can pay as little as $850 + GST and give all teachers access to this course. To learn more, click on the tab ‘WHOLE SCHOOL ONLINE’ above

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happend, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

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


Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 3.3.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.


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20 minutes

Read about course requirements, meet your group and think about what mathematics education means to you.

Landfill and Recycling

40 minutes

Learn about landfill and recycling at your school. Access a range of Maths lesson plans that will your students conduct real-life waste audits.


20 minutes

Discover what happens to litter at your school. Explore a range of Maths teaching resources that will help you teach how to conduct litter audits.

Take Action

15 minutes

Think about how to extend your students’ learning and find out what other teachers have done.


15 minutes

Use a fun reflection tool to think about your learning and consider your next steps.

Further Study

No duration specified

After you’ve completed the course, you are welcome to explore these bonus lessons to deepen your learning.

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About the team

Cool Australia


Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.