Chemistry Lessons Adapted to Create Better Retention for Various Learning Styles
March 14, 2023
Chemistry instructors know that not every student taking freshman chemistry plans on getting a degree in a chemistry-related field. Many need to fill credit requirements, but they must pass, and passing means they must understand the concepts from Lesson 1. It’s a progressive subject with each lesson and concept building on the previous. Unlike other classes, there’s no jumping ahead, or catching on later with chemistry. If you don’t understand from the start, it’s going to be very challenging.
It’s well known that people learn better when they are presented with information in a way they best retain it. For some, this is through reading. Others find the professor’s lectures sum it up well and they can take good notes. And for some students, being shown the concept and having the resources available to them unabridged is the only way things are going to make sense.
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Freshman Chemistry Moves Fast
College freshman chemistry moves much faster than high school chemistry and goes into greater depth. Therefore, it’s much easier for students to fall behind quickly in their college chemistry classes.
Memorization Isn’t Enough
Unlike other classes, you can’t pass by memorization skills alone. Students must understand the basic foundational concepts and learn to solve problems to pass.
Chemistry Uses Math
You must be comfortable with math through algebra to work on chemistry problems. Geometry is also helpful, as is calculus. One of the reasons students struggle in freshman chemistry is they are learning (or re-learning) math at the same time they are learning chemistry concepts. For example, if a student gets stuck on unit conversions, it’s easy to fall behind.
Chemistry is its Own Language
You won’t understand chemistry until you understand the vocabulary. With 118 elements to learn, several new words, and the entire system of writing chemical equations, chemistry is very much its own language. There is so much more to chemistry than simply learning the concepts. You must also learn how to interpret and communicate the way chemistry is described.
There is a Lot to Learn with Chemistry
Chemistry is a vast discipline. You don’t just learn the basics and build on them, but frequently switch gears into new territory. Some concepts you learn and build on but there is always something new to throw in the mix, making it a lot to learn in a limited amount of time. While some memorization is required, students must also think hard to solve problems. For those not used to working through complex concepts, this level of brain flex can be overwhelming.
One Size Fits All Approach to Teaching
Since everyone has a different way of learning, students learn best if they can manipulate the material to suit their own learning style. Unfortunately, most traditional chemistry textbooks and semester formats don’t adapt to more than one way of teaching concepts. Many chemistry instructors teach their class the way they teach it, and students must adapt to that one way or get left behind.
How to Help Students and Instructors Bridge the Gap?
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- More than textbooks and lectures alone, Trivedi Chemistry provides actual demonstrations of concepts at work that students can replay over and over until they get it.
- The complete course is available in an HTML format for students who learn best through traditional textbooks.
- Combination of visual and text materials helps students retain information and pass the course.
- Over 2000 questions for instructors to use in the instructor’s edition for their homework assignments or exams. Trivedi’s online interface grades it for you, providing a detailed overview of the questions to help students understand where they went wrong.
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- Trivedi’s online chemistry course is divided into chapters, allowing learners to move at their own pace.
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