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Fermi Questions

Germaine Taggart; Paul Adams; Ervin Eltze; John Heinrichs; James Hohman; Karen Hickman 

October 2007, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 164

Abstract:
The use of Fermi questions as a problem-solving tool. A list of key questions are developed where estimations,  approximations and number sense are used to give a reasonable answer to the problem. Included is a sample Fermi question to investigate.

Keywords:
Article
Web
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing