The final answer is not the answer they are looking for…

Today I’ve finished going over some tests of my students. It was one of the first tests I’ve given since I started at this job. The test contained some problems in which they had to combine Kirchoff’s circuit laws and Ohm’s law.

Most of the students calculated the good answer in many different and, for them, new situations. As a teacher, I was quite pleased with this result. The grades, however, were not that great. Continue reading