# Suggestions for you as you plan to teach …

• ## … episode01 of the SPT topic: Motion

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

Try these

• speaking about duration and distance in order to calculate speed
• using full quantity algebra when calculating speeds
• relating calculations on speed to useful examples
• always being careful about specifying differences (in position, or in clock time) in order to calculate speeds

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

• uncritical use of the word time
• achieving fluency at the expense of understanding

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 Mo01TL as Mo01TLnugget09 in the full materials.

• ## … episode02 of the SPT topic: Motion

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

Try these

• making stronger and continuous links to work on forces
• emphasising the counter-intuitive nature of Newtonian natural 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

• drawing similar arrows for those representing forces and those representing movement
• speaking of balanced forcesâ€”prefer the resultant force is equal to 0

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 Mo02TL as Mo02TLnugget08 in the full materials.

• ## … episode03 of the SPT topic: Motion

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

Try these

• working mostly with contact forces
• emphasising the connection between resultant force and changing motion
• focusing on the forces acting on a single object before trying to predict its motion
• using only the resultant force to predict the 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

• suggesting that force is the kind of thing that might run out
• discussing multiple objects at once
• speaking as if component forces are trying to make the object do something

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 Mo03TL as Mo03TLnugget05 in the full materials.