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Want to improve your mathematics teaching? Need ideas for lessons or information for parents on the latest mathematics techniques? Want to help students learn to think? Then you'll want to visit:

**Methods of Teaching Elementary Math Education, **the homepage
of Jack Gittinger, Professor of Education at Graceland College
in Lamoni, Iowa. There is a section on Fermi Process Problems
and a list of Fermi-type problems suitable for elementary students.
Numerous links to sites and documents referenced in this methods
class gives you many areas of elementary mathematics to explore.
MegaMath - excellent source of ideas for mathematics lessons not
focused on arithmetic and Math Mania - problems from higher math
for elementary students will make students think in a similar
fashion as Fermi problems. Click on the Department of Education
pamphlets for parents link and explore different booklets on various
school subjects that you can either send for or print out and
send to parents. Visit **http://www.graceland.edu/~jackg/math/links.html**.

**University of Maryland Fermi Problems Site** is a collection
of estimation problems put together by the Physics Education Research
Group at the University of Maryland. The problems are grouped
by topics in physics: general, mechanics, oscillations and waves,
thermodynamics and kinetic theory, electricity and magnetism,
and modern physics. High school physics teachers can find Fermi
problems in their favorite area of study. Click on references
for a list of references on Fermi problems. Explore at **http://www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/ripe/perg/fermi.html**.

You may want to visit "Constructing Mathematics on the
Internet - Sum 96" at **http://www.forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/sum96/interdisc**.
View the set of pages entitled Fermi Questions in the Mathematics
Classroom developed by workshop participant Sheila Talamo. Resources
include sample Fermi questions, a Fermi discussion page, and an
opportunity for users to submit a Fermi question.

Begin to build an online resource of lesson plans, activities
and/or projects integrating the Internet into math, science, and
language arts by visiting **The Math Forum** at the Web address
**http://forum.swarthmore.edu/**
hosted by Swarthmore College. Find classroom materials, lesson
plans, activities, Internet resources, projects and software,
all divided by topics and levels under *Math Resources K-12
to College*. Find out what's going on in math by clicking on
*Key Issues in Math*. Join a discussion group, read the newsletter,
ask Dr. Math, peruse a Web unit and lessons or find that "Problem
of the Week" you need for your class.

Fermi problems are named for **Enrico Fermi**, the 1938
Nobel prize-winning physicist. Read about his fascinating life
and scientific achievements at **http://www.nobel.se/laureates/1938/fermi-bio.html**
and **http://fnal.gov/pub//about/whatis/enricofermi.html**.