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Abstract Details (PID = P142)
Title:Using Diagrams to Empower Struggling Learners in the Physics Classroom (P142)
Description:Students can often find their math abilities to be either a source of strength or anxiety when it comes to finding success in our physics classrooms. Are you looking for a way to reach out and empower those students who immediately feel like they will be no good at physics just because they struggle with math? Let's shed light on this misconception that physics is just a math class in disguise! In this presentation, we will discuss instructional tools and diagrams that will show students that there are other ways to demonstrate their understanding without getting bogged down on the mathematical details. As we strive to teach physics to more students than before, we have to face the challenge of being able to reach learners with varying math backgrounds. Please join us in seeing how the Science and Engineering Practice of "Developing and Using Models" can help us reach out to all students and move our classroom discussions back from math-based to physics-based. In this presentation, we will discuss diagrams you can implement in your own kinematics, forces, energy, and momentum units.
Subject:Implementing NGSS SEPs & CCCs
Intended Audience:HS Physics
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Lecture - Presenter(s) will primarily present information via a lecture, PowerPoint, video, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Patrick R. Gan, Science Teacher
School/Organization:Glenbard East High School
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Schedule Details
Room:162
Day:Mon
Time:10:30 AM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - 2U / 38 people