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Overview

A collection of homework problems, clicker questions, and exam questions, created for teachers and education researchers by the University of Maryland's Physics Education Research Group.  Includes estimation problems, ranking tasks, and problems designed to help students connect mathematical and conceptual reasoning and relate physics to the real world.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, High School, Intermediate Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Homework, Studio
Can be adapted for: Lab
Coverage Few topics with great depth, Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum
Skills Designed for: Problem-solving skills, Conceptual understanding of physics content, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Coherent framework for physics, Understanding how physics relates to the real world, Think like a scientist
Can be adapted for: Reflecting on one's own learning, Self-confidence around physics, Enjoyment of physics
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, New Model Course, CPU, SCL, TEFA, CU Modern, IQP, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods Ranking Tasks, TIPERs
Developer(s) E. F. Redish and the University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group
Website http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/problems.htm