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KS4 Maths Lesson Plan – Examine the Effects that Margins of Error Have on Time, Distance and Estimation

From this page you can download the ‘Hopping Along’ lesson plan originally published in Teach Secondary issue 5.4 and accompanying task sheet

‘Hopping Along’ sees students examine the effect that margins of error can have on otherwise seemingly clear results. Starting with the seemingly clear result of a race, students look at how multiple inaccuracies in the measurement of distance and time can combine to produce a very different – and even counter-intuitive – outcome…

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KS4 Maths Lesson Plan – Examine the Effects that Margins of Error Have on Time, Distance and Estimation

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