Journal Article

A brief guide to modelling in secondary school: estimating big numbers

Lluís Albarracín and Núria Gorgorió

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

Volume 34, issue 4, pages 223-228
Published in print December 2015 | ISSN: 0268-3679
Published online May 2015 | e-ISSN: 1471-6976 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv006
A brief guide to modelling in secondary school: estimating big numbers

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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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Subjects: Mathematics ; Mathematical Education ; Education

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