November 15, 2015 Filed in: Articles

We have always strived to have a range of question difficulty on our OAPT Grade 11 Physics Contest. We now have a new statistics feature, so that teachers will be able to review how well their students did on each question. When you find that your students had a difficult time with a particular question, you could try dividing your students into groups to discuss:

- why they agree or disagree with the official answer to the question

- how they could re-write the question to make it easier to solve

- why so many students picked the wrong answer

Here is an example of a question that 50% of the contestants got correct:

Here is an example of a question that 30% of the contestants got correct:

If your students wrote the 2015 OAPT Grade 11 Physics Contest last year (May 2015), your school’s statistics are still available on the contest website. The statistics from last year’s contest (May 2015) will be kept online until December 2015. If you are the contest coordinator for your school, you can find your school’s contest statistics by clicking on the ‘Statistics’ link found on the left hand side of the contest website.