Tag Archives: misconceptions

Flubaroo … save time improve learning

Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice tests. In doing so it saves teacher time and improves student learning. An example of the latter is identification of misconceptions – discussed in a prior post. At the LoopEd 2016 conference in … Continue reading

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HTML misconceptions

A common misconception with Year 10 students writing HTML is usage of heading tags.  Many students incorrectly assume that <h1> is the first heading, <h2> the second and so on… Until they get to <h7> when they get an error. They have … Continue reading

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Programming Misconceptions 2

If we are teaching programming at Year 9 or 10 it is important in my view that we identify general and language specific misconceptions as early as possible, potentially even at primary school. With regard to Python I see student … Continue reading

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Programming Misconceptions

Students often confuse assignment statements and comparison statements in Python.  (= verses ==). They often get variables and constants mixed up especially in languages that rely on convention to declare constants. Variables themselves can be a challenge! (Although there has been … Continue reading

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Misconceptions

“Good teachers expose misconceptions they do not hide them” At Teachers Training College when learning how to teach Mathematics we spent considerable time on the identification and correction of misconceptions. Likewise learning pedagogical practices to teach mathematical concepts. What we learned … Continue reading

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