Bethany and Danny talked with us about a framework they’ve developed to help assess how students in upper divisions physics courses use math. We talked about how hard it can be for an expert problem solver to articulate all the steps used, but that for a novice, it’s important to be able to see those. They shared different ways of posing questions to get students to use various tools. An example would be “Use Taylor’s series to . . .” vs “What is an approximation to the result around x= . . .”
This week (12/18) we’ll be talking about ways to teach about climate change with Sam Evans and Karin Kirk. Join us!