Mathematics could identify species extinction risks


6-7 & 9-10

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Biological Sciences – Living Things; Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 7, 9, 10

Word Count: 647

Calculating multiple outcomes will help pinpoint populations at risk – this interesting article with illustrated examples shows how vital Maths can be alongside Science to assist some of the planet’s most vulnerable species. Could be used alongside the Year 10 Earth and Space Sciences looking at Global systems, or Biological Sciences curriculum for Years 6, 7 or 9 looking at ecosystems and how human impacts on these affect other species and why.

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6-7 & 9-10