Timing for this activity is quite tight. It is important that you come on time.
For this class activity, the TAs will organize you into 5-6 groups of about 5 students each.
Each group will be given 15 minutes to generate a set of 3 multiple choice questions, and will then post the questions they generated on-line. After that each group gets to 20 minutes to answer the questions generated by all the other groups. Finally, each group gets to grade each other group.
We hope that this exercise you will get you to engage deeply with the course material. Having to formulate questions about something is often a great way to cement your own knowledge and understanding. Also, we may introduce some of the questions generated as part of this exercise into the final exam at the end of term.
Part 1: Setting Questions For The Other Groups:
- Please download a copy of the question template file here.
- Rename the file to replace the XXX in the filename with the number of your group. For example, if your group number is 2.3 (i.e. you are group 3 in the 2nd set of students on that afternoon) then rename the file to be called MOE_Questions_Group_2_3.rtf).
- Open the file in an editor such as Word or WordPad, and, after discussing possible questions with your group members, fill in the question and 4 possible answers in the form.
- Once you have completed the form, log in as user "student" at http://howyourbrainworks.net/user/login (the TAs will give you the password) and then upload your questions to http://howyourbrainworks.net/makeYourOwnExam
Part 2: Answer Questions From The Other Groups:
- Please download a copy of the answer template file here.
- As before rename the file to replace the XXX in the filename with the number of your group. For example, if your group number is 2.3 (i.e. you are group 3 in the 2nd set of students on that afternoon) then rename the file to be called MOE_Answers_Group_2_3.rtf).
- Download the questions generated by the other groups from http://howyourbrainworks.net/makeYourOwnExam
- Answer the questions fro the other groups. Discuss your answers with the other group members. You have 15 minutes to generate your answers. When the time is up, the TA will ask you to report your consensus answers and will collect them on a table on teh whiteboard or screen,
Part 3: Scoring:
- Finally, the TA will ask you to report the correct answers for your questions and will quickly compute the correct score for each group. The group with the highest score is the WINNER.
This is a slightly competitive, but also cooperative, revision exercise to get you involved with the material. The group scores will not count toward your final grade. (But it is nice to win!)