More review questions

I learned from the mid-semester evaluation that review questions are popular, so I asked some more today. Two came from stuff I’d been over before the last class test…

…and one came from last Tuesday’s class

The first two went fine (the most popular answer was right), but the last one gave me a teachable moment about the difference between ideas/hypotheses/speculations and actual knowledge. We aren’t short of ideas, but we really have no idea why we are so bad at Monty’s problem. But bad we sure are. You should switch.

Of those three questions, only the last comes from an actual SC200 exam. But all three are analogous to questions I will ask. I always ask in different ways, in different contexts. I want to test understanding, not regurgitation or memory.

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