Enviromaths is an incursion program that helps students investigate their school’s environmental sustainability using Mathematics and Science and Technology. Students investigate how environmentally sustainable their school is and devise strategies to improve sustainability across the whole school community.
Enviromaths provides real examples of the practical application of Working Mathematically and ways of incorporating Science and Technology Education to enhance student outcomes. Students are able to use their maths skills in a practical way to investigate environmental data that is relevant and meaningful to their lives.
Key inquiry question
How sustainable is our school and what can be done to improve it?
Key syllabus outcomes
To enhance mathematics outcomes, particularly in the content strand of working mathematically
To enhance Science and Technology outcomes particularly in the area of scientific investigation
To enhance computer literacy and technology outcomes through the use of iPads, interactive whiteboards and other mobile technologies
Integrating the ‘Sustainability’ Cross Curriculum Priority is a feature of the program.
Previsit and follow up activities
Successful excursions have direct links to current classroom learning. Pre-visit activities carried out prior to the excursion will help students better understand their excursion content and provide connectedness and relevance to classroom learning.