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MATHEMATICAL STRAND

Number and Measures, Algebra and Graphs and Probability

Prior knowledge

This task will be accessible to all. Basic arithmetic can be honed with the initial revision of estimation questions. Fermi estimation will appeal to many whilst reinforcing the concept of base 10.

Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

- AQA
- C&G
- Eduqas
- Pearson/ Edexcel
- OCR

Suggested Approaches

Ideal for: independent and/or group work for revision; predictions will provide

Resources/documentation

- Link to YouTube for entertaining introduction to Fermi estimation
- Answers to the ten ‘real life’ estimation problems – within the PowerPoint.

Relevant Digital Technologies

Calculator

Possible extensions

The task could provoke many questions from students which could lead the task in any number of directions.

Acknowledgement

Developed by Nicola Letts at The Duston School and Tom Rainbow at Ivybridge.