Lesson Plan: Upper and Lower Bounds Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to calculate the maximum and minimum possible values of a measurement.
Students will be able to
- understand that the lower and upper bounds are the minimum and maximum possible values that a number could have before it was rounded,
- state that the range of values between the lower and upper bounds of a number is called the error interval,
- calculate the lower and upper bounds of a measurement given the degree of accuracy,
- give the error interval for a measurement given the degree of accuracy,
- find the error interval for a quantity that is calculated from one or more measurements given its or their degrees of accuracy.
Students should already be familiar with
- rounding decimals to a given degree of accuracy.
Students will not cover
- error expressed as a percentage.