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The Nuffield Foundation provides this activity which uses examples in the context of shape and space to help students understand how big errors may be, and how errors accumulate when measurements are used in calculations. This is particularly important in scientific contexts. Students are required to find the upper and lower bounds of measurements, given the level of accuracy used, and consider how possible errors accumulate in formulae that involve measurements.

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