Overview

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Overview

Resources for teaching introductory quantum mechanics and modern physics with an emphasis on concepts and applications.  Includes tutorials, suggested software, homework, exam questions, and information on understanding how students learn the physics.  Materials available online, or published as "Activity-Based Physics Tutorials, Vol. 2"

Type of Method Curriculum supplement, Tutorials
Level Designed for: Intermediate UndergraduateReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, High School, Intro College Calculus-based, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual, Advanced Undergraduate
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Recitation/Discussion Session, Homework
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Large (30+ students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Modern / Quantum
Instructor Effort Medium
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understanding of physics content, Connecting conceptual and mathematical understanding, Understanding how physics relates to the real world
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, JiTT, CGPS, Physlets, SCALE-UP, OSP, Thinking Problems, LA Program, CAE TPS, CU Modern, QuILTs, PI QM, Tutorials, Clickers
Similar Methods ABP Tutorials, CU Modern
Developer(s) Michael Wittman, Richard Steinberg, and Edward Redish
Website http://www.physics.umd.edu/perg/qm/qmcourse/welcome.htm