Rearranging equations? Beware the formula triangle! | danielkwest

The dreaded formula triangle! Image credit: http://goo.gl/x8eVWt

GCSE physics papers have a relatively high mathematical content (20%-30%), so if you are a higher tier student who cannot rearrange equations you are at a serious disadvantage. As teachers, how should we teach our students this algebraic skill? Formula triangles are often a popular way of introducing this topic. Indeed, while in popular use across Key Stage 3, GCSE (and A-level!!!), recent discussions in educationinchemistry, TES & Reddit  seem to imply that formula triangles are a bit like MarmiteTM; you either love them,…

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