Student: Did you know FIFA is also the name of a video game, Sir?
Student: Yeah. It’s part of a series. I just got FIFA 20. It’s one of my favourite games ever.
Me: Goodness me. I had no idea. I just chose the letters ‘FIFA’ completely and utterly at random!
The FIFA method is an AQA mark scheme-friendly* way of approaching GCSE Physics calculation questions. (It is also useful for some Y12 Physics students.)
The FIFA method:
- Avoids the use of formula triangles
- Minimises the cognitive load on students when approaching calculations.
Why we shouldn’t use formula triangles
Formula triangles are bad news. They are a cognitive dead end.
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