Communicating sustainability using student-led statistical investigations

Summary

We present a methodology to help develop and utilise student-led statistical surveys to explore the maths curriculum and to communicate progress towards improved sustainable practice to the wider school community.

To acquaint students with the cycle of statistical investigation, a framework was devised to interact with the developing statistical skills of junior secondary students. As part of a broader school-wide goal to understand and improve biodiversity across the grounds, a series of spatial surveys was conducted to collect data on Eucalyptus species, ground cover, canopy and tree diameter.

We show that the ability to visualise the outcomes of surveys such as these have proven to be effective in accommodating multiple learning outcomes, assessing levels of student statistical reasoning as well as communicating goals and achievements in sustainable practice to the wider school community.

Presenters
Vaughan Barras
Michael Llewellyn

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-16 05/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
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