Physics

TRUE Partial Credit Grading with Expert TA

March 28 , 17

Many instructors feel online homework systems are lacking the ability to grade student work similarly to how they grade a traditional paper-based assignment. The truth is: they are right. [...]

An Instructor's Guide to Selecting Course Materials

March 24 , 17

Finding new course materials can be quite an undertaking. There are multiple considerations that instructors must take into account, from the quality of the product to the style of the textbook,[...]

Vassar College Professor Recognized with AAPT Undergraduate Teaching Award

March 22 , 17

Dr. Cindy Schwarz will receive the American Association of Physics Teacher’s 2017 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching. Expert TA would like to[...]

A Guide to In-Class Physics Demonstrations

March 10 , 17

Classroom demonstrations can be a great way to get students excited about what you want them to learn, and in-class physics demonstrations can be easier than you realize. If you are not doing any[...]

The AP Physics Exam's Shift Toward Symbolic Problem Solving

January 30 , 17

In 2015, the AP Physics Exam experienced significant changes. AP Physics B was split into two exams and two courses: AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. In addition, the amended approach emphasizes[...]

Blended Classroom Instructor Earns Award Using Expert TA

September 28 , 16

The Expert TA staff would like to congratulate Dr. Linda Grisham of Massachusetts Bay Community College, who recently won a prestigious Course of Distinction (COD) Award from Massachusetts[...]

Studying for the AP Physics Exam: A New Approach for Students

August 03 , 16

You probably already know that the AP Physics exam recently underwent dramatic and fundamental changes. And students still studying for the old style of exam suffered. In fact, the College Board[...]