ConcepTests and Peer Instruction

I just came across this 1 hour and 20 minute video of Eric Mazur talking about using the Force Concept Inventory to teach physics, advocating “peer instruction”, and presenting data from his courses before and after he changed his instructional techniques.

This is great stuff.  My teaching and learning experiences have convinced me wholeheartedly that these ideas apply equally well to mathematics instruction and should be implemented at all levels.

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Whit Ford

Math Tutor in Yarmouth, Maine

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