Fermi Estimation - Tea in China

This resource introduces Fermi estimation, and suggests three scenarios to explore.

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Summary

Fermi Estimation - Tea in China

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Strand

Number and Measures

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Prior knowledge

Appreciation of estimation

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Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

•AQA

•C&G

•Eduqas

•Pearson / Edexcel

•OCR

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Suggested approaches

Ideal for group work with plenty of opportunity for collaboration and discussion.

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Resources/documentation

In addition to these teacher guidance notes, see: ‘For all the tea in China… (Fermi estimation)’ PowerPoint.

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Relevant digital technologies

None needed.

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Possible extensions

Link to other Fermi estimation problems (see Core Maths resource: Fermi Estimation).

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Acknowledgement

Developed by Hartismere School.