Isle of Wight

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Claire Woodhouse
Isle of Wight
Main Subject
Key stage
Number: Rounding and estimation
Resource type
Complete lesson
Core maths

A resource developed for Core maths as an early introduction to Fermi Estimations and the problem solving cycle. 

The PowerPoint task begins with the simple question: how many people could fit on the Isle of Wight? Students need to consider the information and calculations needed to answer the question.

As a follow-up, there are further questions that they can use their knowledge to solve. These cover:

  • population density
  • reading and writing large numbers
  • converting between metric area units
  • area of simple 2D shapes
  • types of data

The Word document contains similar questions for further practice.

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