id: 06502967
dt: a
an: 2015f.00471
au: Albarracín, Lluís; Gorgorió, Núria
ti: On the role of inconceivable magnitude estimation problems to improve
critical thinking.
so: Gellert, Uwe (ed.) et al., Educational paths to mathematics. A C.I.E.A.E.M.
sourcebook. Collected papers based on the presentations at the 63rd and
64th conference, Barcelona, Spain, summer 2011 and Rhodes, Greece,
summer 2012. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-15409-1/hbk;
978-3-319-15410-7/ebook). Advances in Mathematics Education, 263-277
(2015).
py: 2015
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: D53 M13 N23
ut: authenticity; Fermi problems; secondary mathematics; mathematical modeling;
decision making
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15410-7_17
ab: Summary: In this chapter, we introduce inconceivable magnitude estimation
problems as a subgroup of Fermi problems. The problems we use in our
study require counting the amount of people in different situations.
Based on the experience of a classroom activity carried out with
15-year-old students, we describe the process they went through to
solve the problems, and discuss in which ways these problems provide
knowledge to critically analyse the information that appears in the
media.
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