UMass Assessing-to-Learn Conceptual Clicker Questions 1st edition

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Robert J. Dufresne and William J. Gerace
Publisher: Self Published Works


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  • 1: Motion in a Straight Line (41)
  • 2: Motion in a Plane (9)
  • 3: Newton's Laws of Motion (38)
  • 4: Friction and Other Applications of Newton's Laws (14)
  • 5: Energy (16)
  • 6: Momentum (16)
  • 7: Rotational Motion (43)
  • 8: Static Equilibrium (5)
  • 9: Heat (4)
  • 10: Thermodyanmics (14)
  • 11: Harmonic Motion (6)
  • 12: Electric Field (29)
  • 13: Electric Potential (15)
  • 14: Electric Current (3)
  • 15:Direct Current Circuits (11)
  • 16: Magnetism (16)
  • 17: Electromagnetic Induction and AC Circuits (11)
  • 18: Light and Geometrical Optics (6)
  • 19: Wave Optics (3)

Assessing to Learn (A2L) is a series of carefully crafted questions that focus on the most important and challenging concepts in physics. Developed by the University of Massachusetts Physics Education Research Group, and extensively class-tested at many schools nationwide, the A2L question collection allows instructors to pinpoint exactly where their students are facing challenges in logic. From that knowledge, you can customize your course and your lectures to best address key misconceptions before they become a barrier to student understanding.

Originally designed and used as clicker questions using Student Response System technology, the A2L questions are also ideal as pre-lecture and post-lecture assignments, as well as conceptual questions to integrate into any standard assignment or quiz.

Question Group Key
P - Problems


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Group Quantity Questions
Chapter 1: Motion in a Straight Line
1.P 41 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041
Chapter 2: Motion in a Plane
2.P 9 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009
Chapter 3: Newton's Laws of Motion
3.P 38 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039
Chapter 4: Friction and Other Applications of Newton's Laws
4.P 14 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014
Chapter 5: Energy
5.P 16 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016
Chapter 6: Momentum
6.P 16 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016
Chapter 7: Rotational Motion
7.P 43 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043
Chapter 8: Static Equilibrium
8.P 5 001 002 003 004 005
Chapter 9: Heat
9.P 4 001 002 003 004
Chapter 10: Thermodyanmics
10.P 14 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014
Chapter 11: Harmonic Motion
11.P 6 001 002 003 004 005 006
Chapter 12: Electric Field
12.P 29 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029
Chapter 13: Electric Potential
13.P 15 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015
Chapter 14: Electric Current
14.P 3 001 002 003
Chapter 15:Direct Current Circuits
15.P 11 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011
Chapter 16: Magnetism
16.P 16 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016
Chapter 17: Electromagnetic Induction and AC Circuits
17.P 11 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011
Chapter 18: Light and Geometrical Optics
18.P 6 001 002 003 004 005 006
Chapter 19: Wave Optics
19.P 3 001 002 003
Total 300