Mountains of gold

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Claire Woodhouse
Mountains of gold
Main Subject
Key stage
Number: Rounding and estimation
Includes answers
Resource type
Student activity

A KS5 Core Maths PowerPoint resource which can be used to introduce Fermi Estimation and the problem-solving cycle. 

The activity asks students to calculate the value of a stack of £2 coins the height of Mount Everest. They are then asked to follow this up by posing their own questions to solve.

Also included are example follow on questions and answers. 


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