Day 60: Applying Fnet Model to Problems

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Physics 11 – Today the students were given a handout to summarize all the types of forces they have learned up to now.  I then prompted the students to solve some word problems, and went over the solutions after everyone had tried them.  By “everyone” and “tried”, I really mean that.  I’m well aware the studenting that happens in high school.  Many students sit there, fake it, or take bathroom breaks, so that they can simply copy down the correct answer once I go over it.  The solution?

  • Walking around, the classroom, help the ones that are truly stuck
  • Mostly leave alone the ones that are getting (but still check in)
  • Finally reveal an answer once everyone has seriously tried the question

I even heard students say they were going to wait until I go over it.  I’m not sure what they would learn from that.  Surely me going over it is no different from reading a textbook, or close to it.

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