Ecomaths: Reducing Food Waste

Calculating food waste and the environmental cost.

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 45mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

Are you searching for a new way to show pupils how Maths is used in the real world? Then look no further than the fantastic Ecomaths videos, aimed at KS2 children, from the BBC! These short films highlight the importance of Maths for managing our environment, and for promoting a sustainable future. In this episode, Stefan Gates investigates food waste and the toll this takes on our planet.
Ideal as an introduction to sustainability-related topics, this video should prompt some fantastic class discussion about how our diets can be greener. Why not take pupils’ learning even further, and encourage them to complete the associated worksheet too?  

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.