Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Sequences of multiple-choice questions that emphasize qualitative reasoning and multiple representations. For interactive discussion in lecture.

Type of Method Instructional strategy, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Algebra-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Teacher Professional Development, High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intermediate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students)References coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Studio
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Flash cards
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Using multiple representationsReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skills, Metacognition
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon, research at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods Peer Instruction, CAE TPS, TEFA, PI QM
Developer(s) David E. Meltzer and Kandiah Manivannan
Website http://physicseducation.net
Intro Article Transforming the lecture-hall environment: The fully interactive physics lecture