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Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics
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Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics

Richard Feynman once famously stated that nobody understands quantum mechanics. He was, ... (more)

Richard Feynman once famously stated that nobody understands quantum mechanics. He was, of course, referring to the many strange, unintuitive foundational aspects of quantum theory such as its inherent indeterminism and state reduction during measurement according to the Copenhagen interpretation. But despite its underlying fundamental mysteries, the theory has remained a cornerstone of modern physics. Most physicists, as students, are introduced to quantum mechanics in a modern-physics course, take quantum mechanics as advanced undergraduates, and then take it again in their first year of graduate school. One might think that after all this instruction, students would have become certified quantum mechanics, able to solve the Schrödinger equation, manipulate Dirac bras and kets, calculate expectation values, and, most importantly, interpret their results in terms of real or thought experiments. That sort of functional understanding of quantum mechanics is quite distinct from the foundational issues alluded to by Feynman. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Chandralekha Singh
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
Interactive Learning Tutorials on Quantum Mechanics
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Interactive Learning Tutorials on Quantum Mechanics

We discuss the development and evaluation of quantum interactive learning tutorials (QuILTs), ... (more)

We discuss the development and evaluation of quantum interactive learning tutorials (QuILTs), which are suitable for undergraduate courses in quantum mechanics. QuILTs are based on the investigation of student difficulties in learning quantum physics. They exploit computer-based visualization tools and help students build links between the formal and conceptual aspects of quantum physics without compromising the technical content. They can be used both as supplements to lectures or as self-study tools. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Chandralekha Singh
Looking Through the Algebraic Lens
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Looking Through the Algebraic Lens

In this two-part math lesson, learners investigate problems that foster algebraic thinking ... (more)

In this two-part math lesson, learners investigate problems that foster algebraic thinking across content strands. In the first part, learners explore even and odd numbers linked to quilts. Learners work with rectangles to find generalizations for adding and subtracting odd and even numbers. In the second part, learners use geoboards to construct polygons, look for patterns, and find a general rule. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
The Magic Box
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The Magic Box

In this math lesson, learners participate in a variety of activities that ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners participate in a variety of activities that give them experience in recognizing, describing, and extending repeating and arithmetic patterns. Learners begin by describing patterns they find in the room. Next, learners describe the arithmetic or numerical pattern they observe in a skipped rope. Learners also explore patterns as they sing, clap and identify patterns in the educator's "magic box." They are given shapes and challenged to extend the pattern started by the educator. Learners then work at centers to further investigate patterns. Center activities include photographing patterns found outside, stringing beads in patterns, making creations with Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs, exploring patterns on the computer, reading the "Patchwork Quilt" and creating quilt patterns, and making new patterns for the "Magic Box." (Note: the computer center should be skipped because it does not seem possible to buy the Patternmakers software. The loss of this center will not significantly impact the activity.) (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
OSP QuILT Package: Time Evolution of a Wave Function
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OSP QuILT Package: Time Evolution of a Wave Function

The OSP QuILT package is a self-contained file for the teaching of ... (more)

The OSP QuILT package is a self-contained file for the teaching of time evolution of wave functions in quantum mechanics. The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a set of curricular materials. The material presents a computer-based tutorial on the “Time Evolution of the Wave Function.” This package is one of the recently developed computer-based tutorials that have resulted from the collaboration of the Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorials (QuILT) project and the Open Source Physics (OSP) project. The OSP QuILT package is an Open Source Physics curricular package written for the teaching of quantum mechanics. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the osp_quilt.jar file will run the package if Java is installed. Other quantum mechanics packages are also available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, QuILT, or Quantum Mechanics. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Assessments
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Chandralekha Singh
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorials
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Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorials

This web page provides an overview and contact information for an NSF-sponsored ... (more)

This web page provides an overview and contact information for an NSF-sponsored research project developing tutorial materials for quantum physics classes. These physics education research-based tutorials use student predictions, visualization tools, and prompt feedback to develop qualitative student understanding of quantum properties. The tutorials are modular and self-contained so that they can be used in a variety of different ways. The tutorials are currently in final development and the authors would like to have instructors use them and provide feedback. The Open Source Physics simulations connected with this material is available through the "View attached documents" link below. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Chandralekha Singh
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
The Quilt Index
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The Quilt Index

This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It ... (more)

This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It now features images and documentation for hundreds of quilts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois. An online discussion is open to anyone interested in the documentation or study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
MATRIX
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Michigan State University
Quilts
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Quilts

This lesson plan in designed to be one part of a fourth ... (more)

This lesson plan in designed to be one part of a fourth grade Social Sciences unit on the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on the mountain custom of quilt making. This plan uses the book "The Quiltmakers Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau. It also uses the book internet site and other related sites. Enrichments of this lesson would be to display quilts, have a real quilt maker visit, have the class create their own paper quilt, etc. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Barbara Waters
"Talking Geometry" Through Quilts
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"Talking Geometry" Through Quilts

This lesson plan is designed to use quilts as a visual prompt ... (more)

This lesson plan is designed to use quilts as a visual prompt to review mathematics vocabulary associated with geometry in the third grade curriculum. A hands-on activity serves as a practice and review at the conclusion of this lesson. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Rendy King
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