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Abstract Title: Developing Pre-flight Tutorials for Matter & Interactions
Abstract: Inspired by the success of "pre-flight" tutorials developed by physics faculty at UIUC, we are developing a series that are specifically tailored to students and faculty who use the innovative introductory text, Matter & Interactions: Modern Mechanics, by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood (Wiley). The M&I approach to mechanics (and electricity and magnetism) is distinctly different from that taken by more traditional texts. Our pre-flight tutorials will focus on those conceptual difficulties that have revealed themselves through over ten years of experience with M&I. Students will view the tutorials in advance of what would be a traditional lecture period and will be required to answer embedded questions in order to complete the assignment for course credit. The material presented in the tutorials will enable the course instructor to exercise Just In Time teaching, clicker questions that further probe student understanding, and any number of other pedagogically appropriate activities.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Andrew S, Hirsch
Department of Phyics Purdue University
525 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-2218
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rebecca Lindell, Department of Physics, Purdue University