Primary school children on the maths trail

Over the coming days, nearly 1500 primary school children and their families will be combing the streets of Burnie in search of answers to the Burnie CBD Maths Trail, as part of Burnie’s Learning Week, which runs until Sunday 6 September.

The Burnie CBD Maths Trail has been developed to encourage families to participate in their child’s maths learning.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “Learning Week is all about highlighting the importance and value of education within the community and the Maths Trail is a perfect opportunity for families to learn together.”

“Maths trails are an excellent tool to assist children to see maths at work within the community. A maths trail highlights the relevance of maths in everyday life and show how maths can be applied in everyday tasks.”

“The purpose is to challenge students mathematically in a community environment, with assistance of parents, guardians and siblings.”

“Toni Popowski from Forest Primary School designed the Math’s Trail, and while some of the questions may be difficult for younger students, or easier for the older students the purpose of this Maths Trail is participation, not necessarily correct answers.”

There are four random prizes up for grabs just by participating, including two $150 Not Just Books vouchers and two Family Metro Cinema Movie Passes.

The Burnie CBD Math’s Trail begins at the Burnie LINC (Burnie Library) and ends at the Makers’ Workshop. Booklets must be submitted by dropping into the box at the Visitor Information Centre at the Makers’ Workshop by 5.00pm Monday 7 September. The Makers’ Workshop is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm daily.

If you require any further information please contact Katie Smith on 6430 5774 or email

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728