# Breathe Easily

BREATHE EASILY

Roughly how many breaths have you taken so far in your life?

How many times has your heart beaten since you were born?

## A Maths Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Calculator | Estimating | Mixed

• Hailie Concore, Year 6 Southampton
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• Thanks once again for this fantastic resource, it is used every morning by my class and appreciated very much.
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• So often mathematics problems yield exact answers. It is a breath of fresh air (pun intended) to work on a problem that does not have an exact answer. Similar problems, that rely on estimates, are known as Fermi problems. The classic Fermi problem, generally attributed to Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, is 'How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?' A typical solution to this problem involves multiplying a series of estimates that yield a good approximation of the actual answer.

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