Day 10: Assessment Day!

Both my classes took their first assessments today.

AP Physics

On a problem where students were asked to determine the change in position from a velocity vs. time graph, I had a lot of students describe the motion of the object, instead. We spent more time in class describing motion than calculating, which probably primed students to jump straight to describing. A recurring theme at my AP Summer Institute is that students should read back over the question to make sure they are answering what is being asked, so this will be a good opportunity to discuss that strategy.

Earth Science

After the quiz, we spent some time talking about what makes an effective lab group. I need to keep reminding myself that collaboration is a skill and time spent on those conversations does pay off.

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