Upper & Lower Bounds – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on upper and lower bounds that introduces students to the limits of accuracy and shows them how to calculate upper and lower bounds. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To calculate the upper and lower bounds of numbers given to varying degrees of accuracy.

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 ‘Upper & Lower Bounds’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Student Worksheet on Upper & Lower Bounds
  • Upper & Lower Bounds Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the first 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: