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Re: [Phys-L] Inference Lab Design

google "inference cube activity" Dan M

Dan MacIsaac, Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY-Buffalo State College
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On Aug 13, 2012, at 9:28 PM, Derek Chirnside wrote:

Jacob, a game that may be marketed under the name Mastermind may help. Using Google with
"game guess hidden counters" found this.

It occurs to me you could give groups a puzzle based on this: "Here is a
game, determine (with reasons) the answer" The benefit of this is it can
(with teacher input) help focus on the ideas around inference. It's fun.
Well defined.


*Derek Chirnside -*

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mildly depressed" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - from *Flow: The Psychology of
Optimal Experience*
Is this true, and does it apply to the rest of us?

On 14 August 2012 07:20, Turner, Jacob <> wrote:

I've been banging my head on how to design a lab which will impart a
sense of using inference. I intend this for our lower level
(non-calculus) freshman labs, so should be fitting for AP High School
physics range as well I imagine.