I was reading this book:
"Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies: A Self-Learning Approach" by Mohammed F. Daqaq
In the preface, the author explains of his "flipped classroom exercises"
I have presented a set of exercises, which I call "Flipped classroom exercises". Flipping the classroom is a modern teaching technique which has been shown to be very effective in teaching topics requiring mathematical derivations. In a typical flipped classroom, the instructor will briefly discuss the material for ten minutes, do some of the important derivations, and solve one example. Subsequently, the instructor hands the students one or more problems to solve on their own, but provides some guidelines that help the students by dividing the problem into several sub-problems. The student will then spend the rest of the class trying to solve as many of these problems as possible. The problems are carefully designed to have an increasing difficulty level. At the end of the class, the full solution of the problems is given to the student.
An example from the text:
Flipped Classroom Exercise 1.1 Find the rotation matrix necessary to take you from a certain frame, N , to another frame B by performing a successive 2-1-3 rotation using angles (...) To answer this exercise, follow the following steps:
- Which rotation takes place first? What is the rotation matrix associated with it?
- Which rotation takes place second? What is the rotation matrix associated with it?
- Which rotation takes place third? What is the rotation matrix associated with it?
- Multiply the rotation matrices obtained in steps 1, 2, and 3. Since the 2-rotation occurs first, the matrix obtained in step 1 must be on the far left. Show that the transformation matrix from N to B can be written as ....
My questions are:
- Are there any guides to creating such exercises so I can use in teaching?
- Are there any other textbooks that uses this approach?
- Is this supposed to be similar to inquiry based learning?