Overview

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Overview

A modern calculus-based introductory curriculum with an emphasis on the application of fundamental principles and on the atomic nature of matter.

Type of Method Full curriculum
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Teacher Professional Development
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Lecture - Small (<30 students)
Can be adapted for: Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs TAs / LAs, Projector, Computers for students, Cost for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Model-building, To see clearly that a small number of fundamental principles can explain a very wide range of phenomena, To apply fundamental principles to new problems, To see the place of classical physics in the larger physics framework, Computational skills
Can be adapted for: Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon
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, beliefs and attitudesReferences coming soon
Studied using: student interviewsReferences coming soon, research conducted at multiple institutionsReferences coming soon, research conducted by someone other than developersReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, TIPERs, SCALE-UP, OSP, Thinking Problems, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Clickers
Similar Method None
Developer(s) Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood
Website http://www.matterandinteractions.org/