Day 23: Tic Tac Bounce with 9th Graders

Our last class together involved a lot of quantitative work—the first of that kind that the 9th graders had seen. We needed to do a bit more of that to finish out the unit, but I also didn’t want to overwhelm them with two days in a row filled with numerical problem solving. So we started today by gathering around one of the lab tables … Continue reading Day 23: Tic Tac Bounce with 9th Graders

Day 10: First Whiteboarding Session with Physics 9

Today was our third class of Physics 9, and our first day of whiteboarding. They had spent some time working on their first qualitative LOL diagrams, so now they were ready to discuss some of the trickier points together. I let them sign up for problems and we talked about making good mistakes. A few groups checked their mistakes with me, and they were overall … Continue reading Day 10: First Whiteboarding Session with Physics 9