Resources tagged with: Estimating and approximating

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Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Estimating and approximating

Dicey Operations

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Four Go

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

Building Patterns

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

Nice or Nasty for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

Dicey Operations in Line for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Discuss and Choose

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

Four Go for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Today's Date - 01/06/2009

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Shedding Some Light

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make an estimate of how many light fittings you can see. Was your estimate a good one? How can you decide?

Back to School

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?

What's My Weight?

Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

There are four equal weights on one side of the scale and an apple on the other side. What can you say that is true about the apple and the weights from the picture?

The Magic Number and the Hepta-tree

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the exact difference between the largest ball and the smallest ball on the Hepta Tree and then use this to work out the MAGIC NUMBER!

Whole Numbers Only

Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Can you work out how many of each kind of pencil this student bought?

Where Am I?

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

From the information you are asked to work out where the picture was taken. Is there too much information? How accurate can your answer be?

Counting Sweets

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How might you use mathematics to improve your chances of guessing the number of sweets in a jar?

A Jar of Teddies

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How many teddies are in the jar? How many teddies could you fit in your classroom?

Squaring the Circle

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Bluey-green, white and transparent squares with a few odd bits of shapes around the perimeter. But, how many squares are there of each type in the complete circle? Study the picture and make. . . .

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?