AP Physics & Physics: Post Test
Both of my physics classes took the FCI post-test. Not surprisingly, the scores in my AP class were much higher, but there was significant growth from the majority of the students in both courses.
Chemistry Essentials: Speed Dating
Students did some whiteboard speed dating on limiting reactant problems. The speed dating had mixed results; there were a lot of mistakes finding the molar mass, and most students weren’t comfortable changing the previous group’s work. This did lead into some good discussion on the value of showing your work and what clear work looks like. I also ended up working an example, which several students had requested at the start of the hour, but after the speed dating, I was able to address specific issues and challenges and students were more engaged than I think they would have been early on.