Measuring Our Impact

Measuring Our Impact

Lesson 3 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 6
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will use familiar numerical strategies to explore and report on statistics gathered from their Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme fundraising efforts.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • gather data from Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS Vic) fundraising efforts and use familiar mathematical strategies to collate data and share their successes.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • create representations of data gathered from their CDS Vic fundraising efforts
  • interpret and share this data to celebrate their success.

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Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • communication
  • community engagement
  • problem solving
  • reflection

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:

F - 6, Mathematics

Syllabus outcomes:


  • collect, sort and compare data represented by objects and images in response to given investigative questions that relate to familiar situations (AC9MFST01).

Year 1:

  • acquire and record data for categorical variables in various ways including using digital tools, objects, images, drawings, lists, tally marks and symbols (AC9M1ST01).

Year 2:

  • acquire data for categorical variables through surveys, observation, experiment and using digital tools; sort data into relevant categories and display data using lists and tables (AC9M2ST01).

Year 3:

  • conduct guided statistical investigations involving the collection, representation and interpretation of data for categorical and discrete numerical variables with respect to questions of interest (AC9M3ST03).

Year 4:

  • conduct statistical investigations, collecting data through survey responses and other methods; record and display data using digital tools; interpret the data and communicate the results (AC9M4ST03).

Year 5:

  • plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; choose appropriate displays and interpret the data; communicate findings within the context of the investigation (AC9M5ST03).

Year 6:

  • plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing and refining questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; analyse and interpret the data and communicate findings within the context of the investigation (AC9M6ST03).

General capabilities: Numeracy

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability 

Relevant parts of Year F-6 achievement standards: Students conduct statistical investigations and display and interpret this data.

Level of teacher scaffolding: high - facilitate discussion, guide thinking, and support creation of visual data representations.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

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Additional Info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with Visy. For over 70 years Visy has been committed to finding sustainable solutions for Australia and New Zealand’s recyclables and helping to reduce local landfills. Visy collects, receives and sorts paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, steel and aluminium from households, businesses and schools with the purpose of reusing these products in the re-manufacture of new packaging products.

Related Professional Learning

Inspiring Students to Take Action 

Quick Summary: This course will show you how to plan and implement social action in the classroom. In this course you will use a social action lesson from the Dying to Live curriculum package as an example of how you can guide students to create change in their community.

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