Misconceptions identified from personal experience
We’ve provided some examples here to focus the discussion. If you are not teaching science or mathematics, feel free to come up with one of your own topics.
DiscussionMisconceptions in your subjectDecide on one of the topics below and share in the comments which particular aspects your students have had misconceptions about or found difficult.
- Primary maths – number lines and fractions
- Primary science – digestion
- Biology – adaptation
- Chemistry – bonding
- Physics – balanced forces
- Design and Technology – using mechanical devices to produce movement
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