Category Archives: Hinge Questions

Hinge Questions at #TMC14 [Hinge Questions]

The presentation: The handout: The stuff we made: http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/w/page/82587826/Hinge%20Questions The sources I used: Dylan Wiliam paper on Analyzing Diagnostic Items: http://www.dylanwiliam.org/Dylan_Wiliams_website/Papers_files/DIMS%20%28NCME%202007%29.pdf Some blog posts about the topic http://srenshaw.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/what-are-hinge-questions/ http://assessmentcommunity.com.au/index.php/articles/post/when-might-hinge-questions-become-unhinged http://www.outstanding-lessons-made-simple.co.uk/hinge-point-questions/ http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/28-hinge-questions/ http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2013/08/17/do-they-understand-this-well-enough-to-move-on-introducing-hinge-questions/ I also used the book Embedded Formative Assessment: … Continue reading

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Standardised Normal Distribution [Hinge Questions]

This post is to check understanding of normal distributions when students are required to standardise. Note that the answers given are from using the normal table to look up P(Z < z), not a calculator method. a) The student mixed … Continue reading

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Resolving using F = ma [Hinge Questions]

This question is for checking students understanding of resolving forces using Newton’s Second Law F = ma Breakdown: a) Student has misunderstood how to use the parity of the force components. b) Correct solution c) Student has used the incorrect … Continue reading

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Force Diagrams [Hinge Questions]

This question comes fresh from teaching Mechanics 1; for assessing whether students can draw force diagrams involving motion. a) Student has selected the diagram where R is not perpendicular to the surface on which the object sits. b) Student has … Continue reading

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Kruskal’s Algorithm [Hinge Questions]

I wrote another Hinge Question: Decomposition: a) Student performed Prim not Kruskal starting at A,B,C,G or H b) Student performed prim starting at D, E, F or I c) Student allowed a loop to be created d) Student did Kruskal … Continue reading

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Hinge Questions

What is a hinge question? A check for understanding at a ‘hinge-point’ in a lesson, so-called because of two inter-linked meanings: 1) It is the point where you move from one key idea/activity/point on to another. 2) Understanding the content … Continue reading

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