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# Tag Archives: Hinge Questions

## 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 â€˜hinge-pointâ€™ 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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