I’ve been refining the way I teach equations in science for a while now, and think I’ve found a way that is reaping good results. The key principles are as follows:
No matter what the content or equation, I always get pupils to follow one method. It works for every equation in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Drill pupils on equations, symbols for each variable and units.
Always interleave equations during practice to ensure pupils have the opportunity to select the right equation.
Model how to think, lay out the working and check the answer using a visualiser.
Pupils learn only one…
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