AP Physics 1: Mistakes Whiteboarding
We did mistakes whiteboarding for yesterday’s problems. I had students focus on the diagrams and the set-up for their whiteboards, rather than worrying about getting all the way to a correct answer during the discussion. I overheard a lot of students who wanted to get the answer on their whiteboards comment they couldn’t do the problem without a correct diagram, which tells me they are seeing how to use the diagrams.
Students worked on some calculations with unbalanced forces. I’m really liking the pairing of motion maps with vector addition diagrams; this has been a light bulb moment for me of why motion maps are useful.
Chemistry Essentials: Mistakes Worksheet
Students worked on some written problems where they had to determine whether a given formula was reasonable. I intentionally included some metals with multiple possible charges, so they would have to consider each possibility before ruling out the formula. After students had worked, they whiteboarded the problems for a gallery walk.