Concept questions for improved learning and outcome assessment in statics

Scott Danielson, Sudhir Mehta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Students in science, math, or engineering classes often focus on plugging numbers into equations rather than understanding the basic concepts behind the equations. Eric Mazur developed materials to help physics teachers move students from juggling equations to actually thinking and learning the concepts of physics by use of concept questions and peer instruction. Statics concept questions that instructors can use to encourage students to grapple with underlying concepts as well as support active learning in statics classes are being developed. In addition, the questions are targeted at different levels of Bloom's taxonomy. Use of these questions in statics classes at two different institutions and initial results are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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