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ERIC Number: EJ1083472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
A Brief Guide to Modelling in Secondary School: Estimating Big Numbers
Albarracín, Lluís; Gorgorió, Núria
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, v34 n4 p223-228 Dec 2015
Fermi problems are problems which, due to their difficulty, can be satisfactorily solved by being broken down into smaller pieces that are solved separately. In this article, we present different sequences of activities involving Fermi problems that can be carried out in Secondary School classes. The aim of these activities is to discuss problem-solving strategies and to introduce modelling processes in compulsory education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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