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Visit this site: http://www.district287.org/fermi/

Author:Karen Newell, Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, Minnesota
Description: A Fermi question is posed with limited information given, and requires that students ask many more questions; for example, "How many water balloons would it take fill the school gymnasium?" ("What are the approximate dimensions of the gym?") Register as an individual or on a team of up to four for this Internet-based project. Solve new open-ended problems every week, submit solutions online, view hints, and see outstanding solutions to previous problems. Also read Fermi League Rules and Scoring; and Fermi Tips and Links.

Levels: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Word Problems, Daily/Weekly/Monthly Challenges, Educational Vendors, Fun for Kids
Math Topics: Problem-Solving, Communicating Math

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