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Fermi questions emphasize estimation, numerical reasoning, communicating in mathematics, and questioning skills. Students often believe that word problems have one exact answer and that the answer is derived in a unique manner. Fermi questions encourage multiple approaches, emphasize process rather than the answer, and promote non-traditional problem solving strategies. The a href= /workshops/sum96/interdisc/sheila3.html Fermi Questions Library/a features classic Fermi questions with annotated solutions, a list of Fermi questions for use with students, Fermi questions with a Louisiana twist, and Fermi activities for the K-12 classroom. A Louisiana Lessons Web Activity.

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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