Overview

Indicates a research-demonstrated benefit

Overview

Students work in small groups on short, realistic scenarios, giving them a plausible motivation to solve problems.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: High School, Intro College Algebra-based, Intro College Conceptual
Setting Designed for: Recitation/Discussion SessionReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Lecture - Small (<30 students), Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical
Instructor Effort Medium
Resource Needs Tables for group work
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon, Problem-solving skillsReferences coming soon
Can be adapted for: Making real-world connections
Research Validation Based on research into: how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Demonstrated to improve: scores on multiple choice conceptual testsReferences coming soon, traditional problem-solving abilityReferences 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, UW Tutorials, JiTT, Ranking Tasks, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, Lecture-Tutorials, Astro Ranking Tasks, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Method CGPS
Developer(s) University of Minnesota Physics Education Research Group
Website http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CRP/crintro.html