Bounds & Calculations – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on bounds and calculations that looks at how to work out the upper and lower bounds of the answers to different calculations, including expressing answers to appropriate degrees of accuracy. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To calculate upper and lower bounds of calculations involving the four operations.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Bounds & Calculations’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Calculations Introduction
  • Student Worksheet on Bounds & Calculations
  • Vote with Your Feet
  • Upper & Lower Bounds Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the third lesson in the ‘Accuracy & Bounds’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: