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Fermi type Estimation Problems

September 6, 2018

A part of the Core Maths course I really like is the section dealing with estimation. Far too often, maths gets bogged down in unnecessary detail or leads students to think that getting an answer is all that matters, regardless of whether that answer makes sense! 

However, it’s not a topic I’ve ever taught before and it very much seems like the sort of thing that lots of varied practice would help with so I set about finding a list of questions. I could find some but not as many as I wanted so I set about collating a list and creating some more. Lots of people on twitter helped contribute ideas too so thanks for that.

Questions like these are included:

fermi questions clipping

It’s a little rough at the moment and I will do some fine tuning later on but, it’s a good starting point. At the time of writing, there are 61 questions and, if you have any more ideas, please let me know so I can add them!

Link to the full list of questions is here.


From → Core Maths, Level 3, Maths

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