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Forces and Motion | Energy and Thermal Physics

Thinking about actions to take: Measures of Quantity of Motion

Teaching Guidance for 14-16 Supporting Physics Teaching

There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

  • keep vectors and scalars separate
  • emphasise common patterns
  • allow the ideas to gain meaning by using them

Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

Avoid these

  • defining quantities rather than putting them to use

Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

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