- About the author
Digital Resources for Introductory Physics includes assessment documentation and course planning resources necessary for the administration of this course, whether in a homeschool setting or a coop or classroom. All items are printable and distributable to your student or classroom; only one copy of digital resources are needed per classroom or home.
In this downloadable resource, you will find tools for planning the year such as a daily Lesson List and sample semester schedule. Starting about week 2 or 3, the quizzes should be administered weekly. Fall and spring semester exams are included. Weekly Review Guides are another resource to give your students to guide them as they learn to study for a mastery-based course like this one.
Also included are an answer key and a document of recommendations for teaching the course.
Purchasers have access to the Digital Resources for the lifetime of the product.
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John D. Mays
After receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, John D. Mays worked for 14 years as an electrical engineering and engineering manager in the areas of electrical, control, and telecommunications systems. Drawn toward the field of education, John acquired an MEd in Secondary Education from the University of Houston in 1989, and subsequently completed 36 hours of graduate study in Physics at Texas A&M. Shortly after joining the faculty at Regents School of Austin in 1999, John began work on an MLA at St. Edward's University, which he completed in 2003. John served as Math-Science Department Chair at Regents School for nine years and as Director of the Laser Optics Lab for 10 years. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009 and is the author of numerous science texts and teacher resources. He now works full time as Director of Science Curriculum for Classical Academic Press.
The Copernican Revolution - PowerPoint Presentation
Introductory Physics Errata (PDF)
Lab Equipment Bundle from Home Science Tools
Included in the Digital Resources:
- Course Overview - “How I Taught The Course” by John Mays
- 23 Weekly Review Guides - these are key to to implementation of mastery learning
- 28 Quizzes
- Fall and Spring Semester Exams
- All keys and sample answers in one document
- Lesson List
- Sample Schedule for the year
- Sample graded lab report