February math’s Challenge Recycling
Following on from our Big Green Week, your challenge this month is all about recycling.
I want you to monitor your recycling over a few weeks. Count and sort the materials into paper, plastic, glass (with adult help) etc. Create a poster to show your work.
There are a range of ways that your data could be recorded - on paper/ using a computer:
Tally the number of different materials collected. Use the tally to create either a pictogram, bar chart or pie chart, labelling them carefully.
Ask and answer questions about the litter: Which is the most/ least common material?
Which materials could we reuse rather than recycle?
Could we reduce the amount of recycling by thinking of different ways of buying the product? E.g. buying one large bag of crisps and putting them into reusable pots instead of having individual packets of crisps every day. Record your suggestions on your poster.
Repeat the sorting activity over the following couple of weeks and compare the results. Did you make a change to your routine? Has the amount of plastic waste reduced? Did you do more reusing? Did you reduce the amount of recycling by changing your buying habits? Record your findings on your poster.
Please bring your work in by Tuesday 28th February.