Teaching and Learning Physics
week 2 assignments


Tues 8/30:

Teaching Physics - Redish- pp  5- 15

McDermott, “How We Teach and How Students Learn - A mismatch?” AJP 61(4), (1993),  p295,

Van Heuvelen, A., “Learning to think like a physicist: A review of research-based instructional  strategies”, Am. J. Phys. 59 (1991) 891-897.

Reminder from the syllabus: Each week you are expected to write a paragraph summary of each paper/ reading, and to list out 3 questions, or points of interest that the paper brought up.  These will be handed in and returned to you.

While, I will lead the first week or two of readings, it will quickly be handed over to you to lead the discussions for the class.  We will have students sign up to lead the discussion once or twice over the course of the term.  These weeks you should be prepared to present a 5-10 min summary of the paper, and bring in some points of discussion for the class.

Thurs 9/1:

Introductory Physics Text (of your choosing) - Electric Charge. For example, Halliday Resnick, Walker (6th edition) pp 505 -518.

Three problems of your chosing fromthe first homework set for 1120.
use the following: hw1

Reminder from the syllabus:

Physics homework is due Thursday in class.