Mountains of gold
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Key stage
Category: Number Rounding and estimation
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Contributor: Claire Woodhouse
Published: 07/10/2019
Updated: 01/09/2020
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Description

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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