
06451965
a
2015d.00891
Albarrac\'{\i}n, Llu\'{\i}s
Gorgori\'o, N\'uria
Fermi problems involving big numbers: adapting a model to different situations.
Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya, Turkey, February 610, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University (ISBN 9789754293159). 930939 (2013).
2013
Ankara: Middle East Technical University
EN
M13
Fermi problems
large quantities
modelling
reallife decisionmaking
Summary: We describe a classroom experience based on the sequencing of Fermi problems related to estimating large quantities. The models used by a group of Compulsory Secondary Education (16 yearold) students are described herein. The variations the students apply to the models in order to adapt them to similar problems formulated in different contexts are shown. In the conclusions section, we reflect on this didactic proposal and the possibilities it offers to the students, so that they assimilate and internalize the models worked on.