Fermi Questions C

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by eagerlearner102 » February 24th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Also, do they provide scratch paper or do you only do calculations on the paper that you are given?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Name » February 24th, 2019, 1:40 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:Also, do they provide scratch paper or do you only do calculations on the paper that you are given?
Usually they provide scratch, be prepared to work without it just in case though.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Blank25 » February 24th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Anyone know how many questions or around how many questions would be on a test for the State competition?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by PM2017 » February 24th, 2019, 9:10 pm

Blank25 wrote:Anyone know how many questions or around how many questions would be on a test for the State competition?
SoCal last year had 60, but it was also an hour-long test, rather than 50 minutes.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Blank25 » February 24th, 2019, 9:40 pm

PM2017 wrote:
Blank25 wrote:Anyone know how many questions or around how many questions would be on a test for the State competition?
SoCal last year had 60, but it was also an hour-long test, rather than 50 minutes.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Name » February 25th, 2019, 3:20 pm

jaggie34 wrote:Does anyone know what the top scores looked like for fermi at MIT?
We finally got tests back! 128 was good for third (I guess we won the TB)
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by eagerlearner102 » March 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm

What's your guys' advice on working with your partner? We did around 3 practice rounds and got 59% on the 2018 MIT test which is relatively good.
For me, I work well with my partner but I want to hear from other people's perspective especially about efficiency and checking answers.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Blank25 » March 5th, 2019, 3:56 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:What's your guys' advice on working with your partner? We did around 3 practice rounds and got 59% on the 2018 MIT test which is relatively good.
For me, I work well with my partner but I want to hear from other people's perspective especially about efficiency and checking answers.
When my partner and I take practice tests, we usually divide the questions in half. Generally, my partner takes questions having to do energy and space and large distances while I do the questions dealing with measures of stuff related to humans and stuff on Earth. Likewise, he memorizes the constants and formulas for that kind of stuff while I memorize the constants and formulas related to the other stuff.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by Name » March 5th, 2019, 4:09 pm

eagerlearner102 wrote:What's your guys' advice on working with your partner? We did around 3 practice rounds and got 59% on the 2018 MIT test which is relatively good.
For me, I work well with my partner but I want to hear from other people's perspective especially about efficiency and checking answers.
For shorter tests (or usually where everything's on one sheet) we do the test together. Otherwise we split the test, I usually take more because im faster. By the end I've done all my partner's questions too to check (so basically be fast enough to solo). Then just keep redoing questions to check, the time TB doesn't really matter. Also ask yout partner if you don't know something, they hopefully will.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Post by eagerlearner102 » March 6th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Thanks for your advice.
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