Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Small-group learning materials for teaching intermediate mechanics. The physics is Newtonian with very little Lagrangian formalism. Materials are a mix of conceptual, mathematical, and problem solving University of Washington-style tutorials, as well as related research results, examination questions, and suggested course outlines.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Advanced Undergraduate
Can be adapted for: Intermediate Undergraduate, Graduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session
Can be adapted for: Homework, Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics
Instructor Effort Medium
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on written conceptual testsReferences coming soon
Studied using: conceptual pre/post examsReferences coming soon, problem-solving pre/post examsReferences coming soon, classroom observationsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, LA Program, CAE TPS, Paradigms, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods UW Tutorials, ABP Tutorials, OST Tutorials, Lecture-Tutorials, QuILTs, Thermal Tutorials, Tutorials
Developer(s) Michael C. Wittmann and Bradley S. Ambrose
Website http://faculty.gvsu.edu/ambroseb/research/IMT.html