Teach Real-Life Maths

Teach real-life learning experiences, through school waste audits, that help Year 1 to 6 students to shine in Mathematics.
Target Audience
Primary teachers of Years 3 to 6, casual relief teachers and beginning teachers.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Teach real-life learning experiences that help Year 1 to 6 students to shine in Mathematics. 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.

Audience

Primary teachers of Years 3 to 6, casual relief teachers and beginning teachers.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A short online course is delivered over 1-3 weeks in duration and is worth 2-3 PD hrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This course is an updated version of ‘What a Load of Rubbish (Primary)’ - http://tta.edu.au/products/1523/3284

Watch videos, enjoy short activities and explore free resources. Learn anytime, anywhere – this course is accessible for 2 weeks.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
07/08/2017 Online Places available $89 + GST Enrol Now
04/09/2017 Online Places available $89 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

1. Introduction

20 minutes

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

2. 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.

3. Litter

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.

4. Take Action

15 minutes

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

5. Reflection

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.

User Rating

4.0

Latest Reviews

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Teach Real-Life Maths
by Philippa Thomas on 08/12/2016

Easy to follow content for both beginners to the topic and those refreshing their understanding/looking for further ideas. I like the combination of text and video links, plus quick links to teaching and learning resources.

I seem to have been the only person completing the course so I wasn’t able to see other’s ideas and contributions. However, it is an incredibly busy time of year (report writing time!) so I appreciate many teachers are too busy to be completing additional professional learning!


About the team


Kirsty Costa - Cool Australia

Creator

Kirsty helps teachers grow in their profession. She is the Head of Professional Development at Cool Australia, inspiring hundreds of educators each year. Kirsty shares her 15+ years of teaching and training experience. In her courses, she creates a dynamic space for teachers to be creative and curious. She builds teacher confidence and makes information relevant, helpful and powerful. Kirsty also has a background in communication and talking to people about change.


Cool Australia

Creator

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.


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The Online Subscription entitles the subscription holder to enrol into online courses found listed on the web page tta.edu.au/go/subscription. The Online Subscription cannot be transferred to anyone other than the registered subscriber. Once paid, the fees for the Online Subscription are non refundable. Within each 12 month period, the maximum PD hours allowable with the Online Subscription is 20. If a subscription holder wants to extend beyond 20 PD hours, they should contact TTA to discuss. The Online Subscription is only valid for online courses and is not valid for face to face courses. The Online Subscription will renew automatically after 12 months unless cancelled prior. * Each Online Subscription must be assigned to one person, and cannot be transferred. Each of the Online Subscriptions will renew automatically after 12 months unless cancelled prior.