Students will use critical thinking, creative problem solving, math skills and perseverance to solve challenging problems about food.
Fermi math provides fun problem solving challenges that include large numbers, common items and seemingly impossible questions.
Fermi Math problems encourage:
problem solving, estimation, rounding, analyzing problems, research, communicating results, justifying your solutions, and creativity!
This resource includes 11 different Fermi Math problems, each centered around the theme of food. For each problem you will receive:
*helpful hints sheet
*2-page student response sheet
What is Fermi Math?
Who was Enrico Fermi?
sample problem to use to introduce Fermi Math to your class
Solutions to problems
Solutions to bonus questions
student solution write up sheet
ways to present solutions
Incorporates all 8 of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice and several of the common core standards
Please see the preview for an idea of what is included