Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Self-Assessment on Energy - Section 2: Practice Problems on Energy


In this situation, I have chosen an exemplar student work on energy practice problems to share (preview only shows the first page, download to see the entire sample). Whenever possible, I prefer to share students solutions with the class over my own as this both honors the student who worked hard to complete their work and it is also good for students to see an effective model of problem solving from another student. 

What I like best about this solution sheet is that the student organized their solutions to the word problems using VFW, a problem solving method I teach at the beginning of the year. 

V stands for "variables". Students should start their problem solving by identifying what they know and what they need to know. 

F stands for "formulas". These are the tools for solving your typical word problem. Determine which formula(s) have the variables listed and then write that formula without the numbers. 

W stands for "work". This is when the numbers are put in and students solve their problem.

  Student Self-Assessment: Student Work on Energy Prequiz
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Self-Assessment on Energy

Unit 3: Energy
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: Students self-assess their preparedness for a test on energy and its conservation.

Big Idea: Energy-mass is a conserved quantity that allows us to make predictions for a variety of situations.

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