Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

A physics/physical science curriculum that builds on intrinsic mathematical reasoning to develop and strengthen mathematics and physics concepts.

Type of Method Full curriculum, Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: High SchoolReferences coming soon, Middle School
Can be adapted for: Teacher Prep Course, Teacher Professional Development, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Recitation/Discussion Session, Lab, Homework
Coverage Few topics with great depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism
Instructor Effort High
Resource Needs Projector, Computers for students, Advanced lab equipment, Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding, Problem-solving skills, Lab skills, Using multiple representations, Designing experiments, Metacognition
Can be adapted for: Making real-world connections
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, lab skillsReferences coming soon
Studied using: classroom observationsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods JiTT, Physlets, SCALE-UP, Modeling, OSP, ISLE, CPU
Similar Methods ISLE
Developer(s) Eugenia Etkina, Suzanne Brahmia, Chis D'Amato, James Finley, Jim Flakker, Danielle Bugge, Richard Therkorn
Website http://pum.rutgers.edu
Intro Article Searching for Evidence of Student Understanding