Developed by: Steven Pollock, Stephen Goldhaber, and many others in the University of Colorado Boulder PER group and physics department
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What? Supplementary activities for upper-level Quantum I. Includes learning goals, interactive lectures, homework problems, student difficulties, tutorials, in-class group activities, and clicker questions. All materials are modular and can be mixed and matched with other teaching strategies or materials.
Student skills developed
- Conceptual understanding
- Problem-solving skills
- Using multiple representations
- Making real-world connections
Instructor effort required
- TAs / LAs
- Clickers / polling method
You can download all course materials for free, including lecture slides, clicker questions, homework, exams, and solutions from the developer's website (you'll need to ask for a password to access solutions).
You can download course materials for an updated version of the course, using a spins first approach, from the Adaptable Curricular Exercises for Quantum Mechanics page on PhysPort.
This is the lowest level of research validation, corresponding to at least one of the validation categories below.
Research Validation Summary
Based on Research Into:
- theories of how students learn
- student ideas about specific topics
Demonstrated to Improve:
- conceptual understanding
- problem-solving skills
- lab skills
- beliefs and attitudes
- retention of students
- success of underrepresented groups
- performance in subsequent classes
- cycle of research and redevelopment
- student interviews
- classroom observations
- analysis of written work
- research at multiple institutions
- research by multiple groups
- peer-reviewed publication