Posing questions with limited information given
 
<ul><li>Born in Rome but became an American citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Developed statistical law now know as “Fermi statist...
 
<ul><li>How many water balloons would it take to fill the school gymnasium </li></ul><ul><li>What is the mass (in potatoes...
<ul><li>If your classmates were the size of a groundhog, how much fabric would it take to make every classmate a robe? </l...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul>
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meas...
<ul><li>1.  Explain what you did first, second, third </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Explain where you got your answer </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>A model or visual is required to show what you have learned and to document your thinking and end results. </li></...
<ul><li>Good models help show the mathematical thinking that helped to solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>They show some...
<ul><li>40 points per problem </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = The answer </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = The list of questions...
<ul><li>Fermi Math League Website </li></ul>
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Fermi Math

  1. 1. Posing questions with limited information given
  2. 3. <ul><li>Born in Rome but became an American citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Developed statistical law now know as “Fermi statistics” </li></ul><ul><li>Became a nuclear physicist </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on the solving problems associated with the early work on the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Was an author and researcher </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>How many water balloons would it take to fill the school gymnasium </li></ul><ul><li>What is the mass (in potatoes) of your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>How much fabric is needed for a groundhog’s bathrobe? </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>If your classmates were the size of a groundhog, how much fabric would it take to make every classmate a robe? </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a boy or girl groundhog </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a boy or girl groundhog </li></ul><ul><li>How much fabric is needed for a human’s bathrobe </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a boy or girl groundhog </li></ul><ul><li>How much fabric is needed for a human’s bathrobe </li></ul><ul><li>What type of bathrobe do they wear? </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a boy or girl groundhog </li></ul><ul><li>How much fabric is needed for a human’s bathrobe </li></ul><ul><li>What type of bathrobe do they wear? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of fabric will we use </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>How big is a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find out how much they weigh? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure fabric for a groundhog? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a boy or girl groundhog </li></ul><ul><li>How much fabric is needed for a human’s bathrobe </li></ul><ul><li>What type of bathrobe do they wear? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of fabric will we use </li></ul><ul><li>Are there different types of ground hogs </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>1. Explain what you did first, second, third </li></ul><ul><li>2. Explain where you got your answer </li></ul><ul><li>3. Explain your assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>4. Tell what was hard, easy, fun, new, confusing, who did what… </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>A model or visual is required to show what you have learned and to document your thinking and end results. </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><li>Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Graph </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Poster </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Good models help show the mathematical thinking that helped to solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>They show something about measuring, scaling, proportion or numbers and are always rounded off. </li></ul><ul><li>(numbers will often be verrrry large or verrrry small) </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>40 points per problem </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = The answer </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = The list of questions </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = Metacognition/process explanation </li></ul><ul><li>10 points = The model </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Fermi Math League Website </li></ul>

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