Peer Instruction: A User's Manual

Peer Instruction: A User's Manual

Eric Mazur

Language: English

Pages: 274

ISBN: 0135654416

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Filenote: PDF is search image ocr with bookmarked TOC. PDF has 274 pages
Publish Year note: First published July 29th 1996

Peer Instruction: A User's Manual is an interactive teaching style that actively involves students in the learning process by focusing attention on underlying concepts through interactive "ConcepTests," reading quizzes, and conceptual exam questions.

This is a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to plan and implement Peer Instruction lectures.













the second time, I use the demonstration to show what happens. Because of the discussion, all students are now paying close attention, and when the switch is closed, one can hear the excitement of the students who got the right answer! Peer Instruction lectures are much less rigid than those of the conventional method because, with the former, a certain amount of flexibility is necessary to respond to the sometimes unexpected results of the ConcepTests. I find myself improvising more often than

covered in the reading assignment 3. Which of the following was not discussed in the reading assignment? 1. conservation of mechanical energy 2. block and tackle 3. power 4. none of the above Reading Quizzes 79 POTENTtAL ENERGY 1. Suppose you know the potential energy function corresponding to a force. Is it always possible to calculate the force? 1. yes 2. only if the force is nonconservative 3. not covered in the reading assignment 2. The potential energy of a spring is 1. proportional

centripetal acceleration explaining Earth's orbit. 80 Chapter 10 2. The gravitational and inertial masses of an object are equivalent. 3. The radial line segment from the Sun to a planet sweeps out equal areas in equal time intervals. 4. Which term was not introduced in today's reading assignment? 1. escape velocity 2. perihelion 3. gravitational mass 4. Hubble's constant MOMENTUM 1. Which is true? Conservation of the total momentum of a system 1. holds only when mechanical energy is

Because the two wheels have identical mass and roll down the same distance they both lose the same amount of potential energy. Both wheels also have the same ratio of translational to rotational kinetic energy, so their translational kinetic energies are the same. 20. Consider the uniformly rotating object shown below. If the object's angular velocity is a vector (in other words, it points in a certain direction in space) is there a particular direction we should associate with the angular

following drawing shows the string just before (top) and just after (bottom) it reaches position b (middle). Dot R moves downward just before the string reaches position b and upward just afterwards. The instantaneous velocity of the dot right at b, therefore, is zero. Similarly, the instantaneous velocity of dot P is zero and since dot Q doesn't move at all, its instantaneous velocity, too, is zero. SOUND 1. The four figures below represent sound waves emitted by a moving source. Which

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