Physics 11 – Some students have been coming for extra help. There are two recurring themes with students in physics. Well, there are lots more but here are two.
- Students are pretty good with graphical and diagramatic representions, but transferring those to actual equations is tricky for them, especially when dealing with symbols instead of numbers. I think many kids are on the threshold of formal reasoning.
- Kids want to know how to get from A to B before they start solving a problem. They’re not used to the idea of starting at A, trying something out, discovering something, and slowly working to B.