we are piloting two types of questions;
GoodQuestions used in class
designed to help instructors judge the student's understanding of
concepts and for students to explore new ideas and concepts in
calculus; and preclass warmup questions
that students do before
they attend lecture each day.
GoodQuestions are designed to inspire a
deeper level of thinking and
understanding. Students are asked the question in class and using a polling
system, students choose what they believe to be the correct answer.
Students then discuss their ideas with their classmates, after which the
instructor polls the class again. This cycle of discussion and refining
one's thinking helps students deepen their understanding. The polling
helps instructors gauge the level of students understanding about key
concepts, before and after peer discussions. The list of GoodQuestions
Note that each
question has a code that indicates the difficulty associated with
that question shown below.
||Designed to quickly check students' basic understanding of the
||Usually requires some thought and extension beyond basic concepts.
||Difficult questions that will usually require instructor
intervention to help guide students in the right direction.
Editable Lists of GoodQuestions (LaTex)
Preclass warmup questions are answered by
students on a topic just before they see that topic in lecture. These
questions are not deep and are simply based on the textbook reading.
They are designed to help students have a familiarity with the subject
matter before seeing it in class. This allows the instructor to
probe key concepts more in class. The questions are administered using
a software package called
MapleTA that automatically
grades their assignments and records their answers. Instructors can
log on to view their students' grades before class if they wish.
View MapleTA questions from the
Download entire list of
Preclass warmup questions (*.pdf)
These questions are placed
in the public domain by Maria Terrell for educational purposes as long as
proper credit is given, but they may not be used for commercial purposes.