|ABP Tutorials||Implementation of Computer Tutorials at the University of Maryland|
Introductory calculus-based physics course:
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Based on the instructional model developed by Lillian C. McDermott and the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington
|Pretest||Pretests are qualitative questions given to students before tutorial (but typically after traditional instruction)|
|TA Training||Each week, all TA's (as well as other classroom facilitators) prepare for the week.|
|Tutorials||Tutorials are worksheets guided by the findings of physics education research that students follow in class.|
|In class, students working in groups are led to build an understanding for themselves|
|Each tutorial comes with a homework. Students extend ideas covered in tutorial and make connections between concepts stressed in tutorial and quantitative skills stressed in tradtional textbook problems.|
|Examination Question||On each examination, one question comes directly from material emphasized in tutorial.|
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