# Suggestions for you as you plan to teach …

• ## … episode01 of the SPT topic: Force and motion

### There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

• treating empirical relationships with respect
• treating the reimagining of natural motion as if it's problematic
• dealing with action at a distance respectfully
• using resultant force to predict motion

Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

Avoid these

• speaking as if force is the kind of thing that gets carried
• being careless about scalars and vectors
• speaking of forces trying to do things

Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

This appears as Fm01TL as Fm01TLnugget13 in the full materials.

• ## … episode02 of the SPT topic: Force and motion

### There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

• be clear about the role that mathematics is playing
• separate convention from empirical discovery
• Focus on fundamental relationships

Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

Avoid these

• mistaking technical fluency for understanding
• presenting the topic as a series of definitions

Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

This appears as Fm02TL as Fm02TLnugget17 in the full materials.

• ## … episode03 of the SPT topic: Force and motion

### There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

• keep vectors and scalars separate
• emphasise common patterns
• allow the ideas to gain meaning by using them

Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

Avoid these

• defining quantities rather than putting them to use

Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

This appears as Fm03TL as Fm03TLnugget10 in the full materials.

• ## … episode04 of the SPT topic: Force and motion

### There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

• using interaction diagrams
• connecting the study of Newton's third law to earlier understanding of Newton's second law

Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

Avoid these

• presenting the law as obvious
• presenting the Newton three pair of forces as both acting on one object

Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

This appears as Fm04TL as Fm04TLnugget10 in the full materials.