Reflection: Standardized Tests (PARCC/Smarter Balanced) Series, Parallel, & Complex Resistor Combinations - Section 4: Closure with an Ohm's Law AP Practice Problem


I feel a lot of stress this year about the AP Physics 1 scoring. The redesign of the course has made me feel like a new teacher all over again, and I'm anxious for their scores to come out in July. My biggest source of anxiety stems from the limited number of practice problems that have been released. I've supplemented my teaching with AP problems from previous years, such as the one in this lesson, but the exam has made a shift towards much more writing. I've been working hard to supplement materials with writing activities (especially in lab conclusions), but I still worry it's just not enough. So, as the semester continues on and we do more AP practice, my fingers are definitely crossed for student success!!

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Series, Parallel, & Complex Resistor Combinations

Unit 9: Electrostatics & Electricity
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to calculate the equivalent resistance and apply Ohm's Law to series, parallel, and complex resistor circuits.

Big Idea: Series, parallel, or both? Today, students learn the rules of calculating the total resistance in a variety of circuits.

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