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Abstract Title: Effect of Initial Conditions and Discussion on Predictions for Interactive Lecture Demonstrations
Abstract: Over the past eight years at McDaniel College, students' predictions to various Interactive Lecture Demonstrations (ILDs) have improved markedly. One explanation is that students have become increasingly sophisticated in their understanding of kinematics and dynamics. Another possible explanation is that the class as a whole is only slightly more sophisticated, and during the discussion phase of an ILD the correct prediction is very successfully transmitted within groups and between groups. To help begin to address this idea, I created a preliminary, computer-based simulation of classroom discussion.
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Primary Contact: Jeffrey Marx
McDaniel College
Department of Physics
Westminster, MD 21157