Overview

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Overview

Exercises in which students rank variations of a physical situation on the basis of a specified physical quantity and explain their reasoning.

Type of Method Curriculum supplement
Level Designed for: Intro College Calculus-basedReferences coming soon, Intro College Algebra-based
Can be adapted for: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Professional Development, High School, Intro College Conceptual
Setting Designed for: Lecture - Small (<30 students)References coming soon, Lecture - Large (30+ students)
Can be adapted for: Recitation/Discussion Session, Homework, Studio
Coverage Many topics with less depth
Topics Mechanics, Electricity / Magnetism, Waves / Optics, Thermal / Statistical, Astronomy
Instructor Effort Low
Resource Needs Cost for students
Skills Designed for: Conceptual understandingReferences coming soon
Research Validation Based on research into: theories of how students learnReferences coming soon, student ideas about specific topicsReferences coming soon
Compatible Methods Peer Instruction, PhET, UW Tutorials, JiTT, ILDs, CGPS, Physlets, Context-Rich Problems, RealTime Physics, TIPERs, ABP Tutorials, SCALE-UP, OSP, SDI Labs, OST Tutorials, Thinking Problems, Workbook for Introductory Physics, LA Program, CAE TPS, MBL, CPU, SCL, TEFA, Tools for Scientific Thinking, M&I, Tutorials, Clickers, Responsive Teaching
Similar Methods TIPERs, Thinking Problems, Astro Ranking Tasks
Developer(s) Thomas O'Kuma, David P. Maloney, Curtis Hieggelke
Website https://www.pearsonhighered.com/product/O-Kuma-Ranking-Task-Exercises-in-Physics-Student-Edition/9780131448513.html