[KACT] Most Difficult Topic

  • From: "Gissel McDonald" <mcdonaldg@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 09:06:03 -0600

If anyone can provide a flow chart that you use for nomenclature I would 
greatly appreciate it.  I have used one before but not had much success with it 
so maybe I just need a better one.  I am on nomenclature currently.
Thanks
  
Gissel McDonald
Chemistry I and II Teacher
Student Council Advisor
Spring Hill High School
913-592-7299 ext 7372

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kact Digest    Mon, 04 Dec 2006    Volume: 02  Issue: 065

In This Issue:
        [KACT] Most difficult topic
        [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
        [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
        [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
        [KACT] Activity idea?
        [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
        [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic

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From: "Kelly Deters" <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [KACT] Most difficult topic
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 07:41:57 -0600

Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most
difficult topic for students and why?


For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of rules!



Kelly

kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx




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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 10:20:46 -0500 (EST)
From: Donna Bogner <dojbo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic

After I put the rules into flow-chart form, students had an easier time using 
them.

My most difficult topic was atomic structure, because there was so much 
"unlearning" that had to take place before they could begin to form more 
correct mental images.

Donna Bogner

-----Original Message-----
>From: Kelly Deters <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Dec 4, 2006 8:41 AM
>To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [KACT] Most difficult topic
>
>Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most
>difficult topic for students and why?
>
>  
>
>For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of rules!
>
>  
>
>Kelly
>
>kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx
>


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Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 09:23:39 -0600
From: "London Reif" <lreif@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic

For me, I think stoichiometry.  They have a hard time applying math to =
chemistry (I don't know why), but once I made flow charts of the steps to =
solving the problems, it helped tremendously.  I also made a set of rules =
and flow charts for nomenclature and it helped my kids as well.

>>> "Kelly Deters" <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx> 12/4/2006 7:41 AM >>>
Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most
difficult topic for students and why?

=20

For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of rules!

=20

Kelly

kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx=20



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Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 09:28:49 -0600
From: "Rachel Dougherty" <rachel_dougherty@xxxxxxxxxx>

I also use a flowchart for nomenclature, and it helps a lot for the
students who actually practice with it. =20

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From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of London Reif
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 9:24 AM
To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic

For me, I think stoichiometry.  They have a hard time applying math to
chemistry (I don't know why), but once I made flow charts of the steps
to solving the problems, it helped tremendously.  I also made a set of
rules and flow charts for nomenclature and it helped my kids as well.

>>> "Kelly Deters" <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx> 12/4/2006 7:41 AM >>>
Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most
difficult topic for students and why?

=20

For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of
rules!

=20

Kelly

kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx=20


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From: "Kelly Deters" <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [KACT] Activity idea?
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:09:22 -0600

I'm working on the next KACT newsletter-anybody got any great ideas for
activities, resources, etc. or requests for anything you'd like to include?

Kelly

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Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 13:38:14 -0600
From: "Arnold, Susan" <sarnold@xxxxxxxxxx>

Many students seem to struggle with the limiting factor concept and
problems in Chem I.  In Chem II it seems to be the equilibrium concept,
and factors affecting equilibrium.  Susan  
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From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kelly Deters
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 7:42 AM
To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [KACT] Most difficult topic



Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most
difficult topic for students and why?



For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of
rules!



Kelly

kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx



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Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 14:11:32 -0600
From: Terry Tinich <tinicht@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [KACT] Re: Most difficult topic

Mine "seem" to get the naming -- until they have to write the formula  
from the name

Arnold, Susan wrote:
> Many students seem to struggle with the /limiting factor concept/ and  
> problems in Chem I. In Chem II it seems to be the /equilibrium/  
> concept, and factors affecting equilibrium. Susan
>
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> *From:* kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]  
> *On Behalf Of *Kelly Deters
> *Sent:* Monday, December 04, 2006 7:42 AM
> *To:* kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [KACT] Most difficult topic
>
> Of all the things you teach in chem., what do you think is the most  
> difficult topic for students and why?
>
> For me, I think it's nomenclature because there are so many sets of rules!
>
> Kelly
>
> kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx
>

--  
Terry J. Tinich
Chemistry/Physics Instructor
Pomona High School
Pomona, KS  66067



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