## Peer Instruction: A User's Manual Presents an entirely new approach to introductory physics within a calculus-based conceptual and a mathematical framework. It offers an approach to presenting the material that is more gradual than existing books on the subject. |

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I often quote the anecdote about my lecture notes on page 9 and

**explain**how

lecture time will be used and why they will benefit from it . I

**explain**how little one

tends to learn in a passive lecture , emphasizing that it is not possible for an ...

**Explain**. ( b ) If a rocket engine delivers a constant thrust ( force on the rocket ) ,

does it deliver more power as the rocket speeds up ?

**Explain**. A marble is

dropped from the top of a skyscraper . Is the work done by Earth ' s gravitational

force ...

**Explain**your answers . Indicate if the answer is valid for any orientation of the

field ( s ) . Must any other condition be satisfied ? ( a ) move a charged particle in

a circle ; ( b ) exert a force on a piece of dielectric ; ( c ) increase the speed of a ...

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I"m a teacher of math and I stumbled on Eric Mazur's work on Youtube. The PeerInstruction Network is worth subscribing to to get the most recent blog posts. Julie Schell has an excellent summary of the method at Julie Schell Peer Instruction on youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rixx-Qtnt5I

The key points are setting up a "concept test" which is a question that students discuss. This is how to get studnets participating in the class rather than passively receiving information... and the teacher gets some idea of how the student understands the material when the test or quiz is given on paper. Using Mazur's method, the teacher can find out quickly how many students get the concept.

The book might be focused largely on calculus and physics, but its resources can be adapted to apply to other sciences ... and I've used some of his procedures in a history class, too.