Div C – High School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
See the National Rule Manual
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
The participants must bring writing utensils. No other materials or resources are allowed.
Teams provide answers to a series of “Fermi Questions”; science-related questions that
seek fast, rough estimates of a quantity, which is either difficult or impossible to measure directly.
The participants must bring writing utensils. No other materials or resources are allowed. The event supervisor will provide the questions, scrap paper, and answer sheets with identifying units.
High score wins.
Ties are broken by counting the highest number of answers that receive five (5) points. If the number of 5-point answers is the same, the number of 3-point answers will be used. Time is used as the third tiebreaker if needed.
If the response is: It earns:
Equal to the accepted value 5 points
± 1 of the accepted value 3 points
± 2 of the accepted value 1 point
Scoring Example: If the accepted value is seven and the response given is 7; then five (5) points are awarded. A response of 6 or 8 receives three (3) points and a response of 5 or 9 receives one (1) point.