Today was a bit more of me than I really like. All the classes needed to whiteboard the results of the Physics Wiggler (aka Inertia Balance) experiment. Before the actual WB’ing, (whiteboarding) be reviewed how to calculate the slope of a linear graph and how to write the EOL (Equation of the line). After that, the students prepared their whiteboards. The Advanced class made two; Period vs. Amplitude and Period vs. mass added. The general class only worked on the period vs mass added.
We had a board meeting, but not in circle set up. The room I teach in is not very conducive for circle white-boarding. I need to get in the habit of snapping some pics to include here. Here are a few screen shots of the summary:
One my points of emphasis over the last few years has been to conceptualize the graphs…. explain what the graph tells us in the very simplest sense. I usually try to quote the student(s) that provide the explanation.